- Update the apartment’s look
- Create a more open feel in the cozy space
- Highlight the home’s curvilinear shape
SolutionsWhatever your political leanings, the word Watergate has a variety of connotations, most of them negative and all of them rooted firmly in the 1970s. The same was true for the one-bedroom apartment at the end of a curved hallway that received an update from Treacy & Eagleburger Architects, in Washington, D.C.
The most drastic change was eliminating a wall that separated the living room from the kitchen. In its place is what the architects call a “prairie dog unit” kitchen island. That means that only the heads of the people working in the kitchen can be seen from the living room. This resulted in a much larger entryway from the foyer, giving the apartment more openness.