A modern Chinese-American family of five plus dog living in NYC wanted their 1930 tudor style mini-mansion modernized with additional space to grow. Kim transformed it into a contemporary home with an Asian influence and modern conveniences. Avid chefs, the homeowners desired an expanded kitchen for cooking and family time, a living room designed for conversation and movie watching, new dining area/ music room, and a new powder room on the first floor.
Kim removed a butler’s pantry and corridor in order to improve the flow and to expand and reorient the rooms, including the large family style kitchen with a large food pantry with a smoked glass sliding door. Other design highlights include: Poggenpohl Italian kitchen cabinetry, silver painted cork wallpaper in the dining and music room for aesthetics and acoustic control, and green features like non-toxic finishes and construction materials and radiant heated floors.