A modestly scaled, darker apartment in a large, urban property was purchased by a prominent developer to house traveling business executives and to host small professional meetings. The apartment was also intended as a showcase for the company's design and construction divisions, so displays of complex details and their execution were incorporated into the design. A sense of understated luxury was desired, so the Architect and Interior Designers conceived the space as an American art deco men's club that is fitted and detailed it as if it were a yacht's cabin.
Since views are limited, the design focuses itself inwardly and projects a sense of warmth and intimacy by lining the perimeter walls with rich paneling, saturated paint colors and textured window treatments. Amenities, media and communications equipment are housed within easy reach but concealed artfully behind panels of tropical olivewood and Macassar ebony. A small, galley Kitchen is kitted with modern appliances but turns an elegant and businesslike face to the primary entertaining rooms. The baths are modest in size but treated with understated but luxurious materials and fixtures.
Corporate Apartment was designed by Patrick McGuire for Related Midwest in collaboration with Wells & Fox Architectural Interiors.
Photography by Scott MacDonald.