Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LampsAllied Maker
MINI ORB 3-10, Concentric 10 & 15, Flush Dome 8", Dual Cone Sconce, Composer Sconce
Table Lamp, Floor Lamp Santa & Cole
TMM, Cesta
Bathroom fixturesGRAFF
ChairsCarl Hansen & Søn
CH20, MG501 Cuba Chair
Kids Desk & Chair, Daybed, Bedside table, Poufferm LIVING
Little Architect, Kona Bed, Kona Side Table, Pear Bean Bag
Desk Lamp, Counter Stools, Bedside Lamp&Tradition
Flowerpot VP3 Verner Panton 1968, Pavilion AV10, Setago JH27

Product Spec Sheet
Lamps
MINI ORB 3-10, Concentric 10 & 15, Flush Dome 8", Dual Cone Sconce, Composer Sconce by Allied Maker
Table Lamp, Floor Lamp
Chairs
CH20, MG501 Cuba Chair by Carl Hansen & Søn
Kids Desk & Chair, Daybed, Bedside table, Pouf
Little Architect, Kona Bed, Kona Side Table, Pear Bean Bag by ferm LIVING
Desk Lamp, Counter Stools, Bedside Lamp
Flowerpot VP3 Verner Panton 1968, Pavilion AV10, Setago JH27 by &Tradition

Worrell Yeung Modernizes a Traditional "Classic Six" Layout on the Upper West Side

Worrell Yeung Architecture as Architects & Interior Designers

New York, NY—Worrell Yeung has transformed a congested prewar apartment into a spacious and relaxed home, where tonal and material layers recall geological stratum. The renovation modernizes a traditional “Classic Six” layout, typical of the Upper West Side, enlarging rooms and maximizing daylight and views of the Natural History Museum below. Throughout, Worrell Yeung harmonizes old and new by restoring neglected historical details and inserting custom minimalist volumes and natural materials that brighten and articulate space.

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

The homeowners, a young family with two children, approached Worrell Yeung to create an open and efficient living space within the historic apartment, which had also suffered a generic renovation in the 1990s. “The apartment was neglected, so we looked to revive the original spirit while restructuring the space and introducing a bright and minimal material palette,” says co-principal Jejon Yeung.  The architects began reconfiguring the apartment’s “Classic Six” layout (a traditional pre-war plan segmented into six rooms) by removing walls to open and connect the kitchen and dining area to a living room overlooking the Natural History Museum. Additionally, a former “maid’s room” at the rear was expanded to create a third bedroom with an en-suite bath.

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Throughout, Worrell Yeung inserts modern architectural elements to open space and guide circulation through the revised plan. In the entry foyer, a custom wood-and-fabric screen wall creates a porous divider revealing the newly open-format, light-flooded dining-living room beyond. Within, two new archways define transitions between the foyer and living area and the living area and bedrooms. Lined in minimalist arcs of dark wood, these thresholds translate traditional prewar arches into an emphatically contemporary form. Across the apartment, herringbone white oak replaces neglected floors, creating a timeless surface whose light hue brightens the space. “The apartment is light challenged, so the use of lighter oak helps brighten the space, while the darker oak of the thresholds highlights those transitional moments as contrasts,” says co-principal Max Worrell.

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm
photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Elsewhere, angular blocks of veined marble are assembled into elegant built-ins and volumes inspired by geological stratum. In the living area, the fireplace is revitalized with a more modern marble hearth, while the kitchen receives white oak casework and a monolithic central island in Calacatta Turquoise Marble. In the living room, a dark bar lined in Verde St. Lucia marble embeds in the wall, contrasting otherwise understated material elements.

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Brooke Holm

In the apartment’s more private areas, bedrooms and bathrooms are redesigned to maximize efficiency and harmonize color and texture. The main bedroom is reconfigured to take advantage of treetop views, while the main bathroom is finished with tadelakt walls, marble slab floors, and a marble-and-oak vanity. In these more private rooms, round and soft details contrast sharp and straight architectural forms.

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Much like the architectural design, the furnishings strike a balance between old and new, where iconic Scandinavian pieces blend with new pieces largely by American designers. For instance, in the dining area, a vintage brass Fabricius & Kastholm pendant is paired with a Blu Dot dining table and Carl Hansen dining chairs, while in the living room, a Muuto sofa is combined with classic Morten Gøttlerc chairs and a Pacha Lounge Chair by Pierre Paulin for Gubi.

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Says Worrell: “This project allowed us to test some of our more minimal, elemental ideas within a prewar apartment—to create a subtle and sophisticated design that deftly adapts for a modern family but doesn't overpower the charm of the prewar apartment.”

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Adds Yeung: “Marrying prewar charm and contemporary sophistication, the minimal marble objects and natural oak elements create subtle, elegant contrasts against the historic herringbone floors and white walls of the apartment.”

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Team: 
Architect & Interiors/FFE: Worrell Yeung (Jejon Yeung, Max Worrell, Beatriz de Uña Bóveda)
Client: Brandon Resnick and Marcia Resnick
MEP Engineer: Jack Green Associates
Builder: Bednarz Construction
Photographer: Brooke Holm

photo_credit Brooke Holm
Brooke Holm

Materials used: 
Flooring: White Oak - Herringbone Pattern
Stone: BAS Stone
Bathroom fixtures: Graff M.E. 25
Main Bathroom Floor Tiles: Pelle Grigio Vein Cut Marble from Stone Source
Main Bathroom Vanity: Custom Design: White Oak Veneer and Arabascato Ovulato Marble
Main Bathroom Walls: Custom Tadelakt
Bath #2 Floor: Mutina Primavera Tile
Bath #2 Walls: Mutina Biscuit Tile - White
Bath #3 Floor: Pelle Grigio Vein Cut Marble from Stone Source
Bath #3 Walls: Mutina Biscuit Tile - White
Entry Screen: White Oak and Knoll Fabric - Escala
Entry:
Arches: White Oak Veneer. Clear Matte Poly Finish
Mirror: Ida Mirror #3 by Ben & Aja Blanc. Peach Mirror Glass and Brass
Ceiling Mount Fixture: Flush Dome 8" by Allied Maker. Matte White Perforated Shade/ brass interior - American Oak - matte globe
Shelves: Gridi Fungi Shelf by Menu. light oak
Bench: Ohm Table Small by Sun and Six. White Oak. Tenna Oil
Accessories: Ghost & Lava by Arhoj / Vulca mini vase by Ferm Living 
Office:
Desk Lamp: Flowerpot Table Lamp VP3 by &Tradition. Color peach
Office Chair: Eames Aluminum Group Side Chair. Zinc Mesh Fabric
Desk Stone: Verde Saint Denis from BAS Stone
Kitchen:
Millwork: White Oak Veneer. Clear Matte Poly Finish / White Oak Veneer. Stained White
Stone: Calacatta Turquoise Marble by BAS Stone
Counter Stools: Pavillion Counter Stool by &tradition. Oak - Black Lacquered
Dining:
Dining Table: Good Times 100" by Bludot. Black
Dining Chairs: Elbow Chair by Carl Hansen & Søn. Oil Oak, Thor Leather
Pendant: P700 Huge Pendant by Preben Fabricius & Jørgen Kastholm. Brass
Oil Cruet: Marquina 1967
Fruit Bowl: Handmade Large Ceramic Serving Bowl by 1220CeramicsStudio. Black
Bar:
Stone: Verde Saint Denis Marble from BAS Stone
Accessories: Alir Wine Cooler, Cocktail Shaker, Measuring Cup & Ice Tongs by House Doctor. Brass
Living Room: 
Fireplace Stone: Arabascato Ovulato Marble from BAS Stone
Couch: Connect Modular Sofa Corner by Muuto. Kvadrat Remix 123 Fabric
Chairs: MG501 Cuba Lounge Chair by Carl Hansen & Søn. Oak Oil -Cotton
Lounge Chair: Pacha Chair Swivel by Gubi. Cream
Rug: Rain - Dusty White by Nordic Knots
Floor Lamp: Hashira Floor Lamp by Menu
Table Lamp: Cesta Table Lamp by Santa Cole
Ottoman: Bumper XL by BluDot. Vesper Olive
Side Tables: Offset Stool by Resident. (1 Natural Oak / 1 Black stained oak)
Credenza: Be My Guest Sideboard by Warm Nordic
Wall Sconces: Dual Cone Sconce by Allied Maker. Matte White, White Oak
Kids Desk & Chair: Little Architect by Ferm Living. Dark Green
Main Bedroom:
Floor Mirror: Euclid Mirror by Coolican & Co.Solid Black Walnut, Brass joinery
Desk: Edel Table Mini by Thomas Jenkins and Sverre Uhnger. Solid Walnut, Brass details
Chair: Model 77 Side Chair by J.L.Møllers. Walnut / Woven Natural Seat
Desk Lamp: 'Chipperfield w102' lamp by Wastberg. Brass
Floor Lamp: TMM FloorLamp by Santa Cole. Walnut
Rug: Peas Rug Light Gray by Hay
Bed: The Wythe Bed by Maiden Home
Night Stands: Floating Nightstand by Krovel Made. Walnut
Ceiling Lamp: Concentric 15" by Allied Maker. walnut/brass/matte globe
Wall Sconces: Composer Sconce by Allied Maker. Sandwashed Brass
Kid’s Bedroom:
Daybed: Kona Bed by Ferm Living
Bedside table: Kona Side table by Ferm Living
Pendant: Strand Pendant Lamp Medium by Muuto
Pillow: Safari Cushion Lion - Dusty Rose
Bedside Lamp: Setago JH27 table lamp by &tradition
Desk Chair: Harper Fabric Accent Chair
Desk Lamp: Punk Lamp Pink by BluDot
Pouf: Pear Bean Bag by Ferm Living
Rug: Dream Rug in Bright by Minna
Hallway:
Wall Sconces: Up Down Sconce by In Common With. Reed Green / Black
Main Bathroom:
Vanity: White Oak Veneer. Clear Matte Poly Finish / Arabascato Ovulato Marble from BAS Stone
Wall Sconces: Model 237/1 Sconce by Astep. Black Finish
Mirror: Norm Rectangular Wall Mirror by Menu. Black
Other Bathrooms:
Wall Sconce: Mini Orb by Allied Maker. Nickel / Glass Matte White
Toothbrush holder: Wall Toothbrush Holder by Norm for Menu. White
Soap Dispenser: Wall Soap Pump by Norm for Menu. White
Bath Rugs: Various Bath Mats by Quiet Town
Mirror: Strap Mirror by Hay. Army Green
Shower Curtain: Wide Waterproof Linen Shower Curtain Extra Long by Sand Snow Linen

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Brooke Holm
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