Photo By CARNEMARK Design + Build. Whole-House Renovation

Whole-House Renovation

Take Two A retired couple moving to a high-rise opted to fuse two condos to get space to showcase an art collection. When the walls came down, our greatest challenge was to make the resulting long, narrow condo into a series of spaces that were light and open, yet well-defined. Preservation of panoramic views dictated that the television and fireplace share a wall. To solve the problem of competing focal points, we created a sliding cover for the television recess that also serves as an elegant frame for hanging works of art. In the kitchen, support pillars sandwich the kitchen buffet and increase the room's sense of height.