Two 6 room apartments were merged into a flawlessly integrated duplex apartment. The placement of the stair was critical to joining the apartments in a way in which the duplex seems like it was the original plan. The kitchen and dining rooms were merged to create a large kitchen/family room. The former maid’s suite forms the core of the master bath with undulating forms which speak to the “sea theme” also seen in the fish tank imbedded in the foyer wall and the profile of the handrail. The foyer walls are paneled in curly maple. The foyer floor is fabricated from Jerusalem gold limestone.