Just What the Doctor Ordered
A surgeon’s penthouse in a unique new building is as masculine as it is beautiful.
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When the interior designer was asked to create an inviting space for an orthopedic surgeon, she started with the bones of the home: the blueprints.
“It’s great working with that blank canvas,” she says. “You don’t have nearly as much flexibility after the walls go up.”
Ellis improved the condo’s circulation by relocating the washer and dryer, which had been sited just off the entry to the unit. That created a grander foyer, where the homeowner could display a large bronze of a bison.
She also did a bit of reconstructive surgery on the floor plan, transforming a third bedroom into a cozy den. And the third full bath was reconfigured into a powder room, repurposing the space captured from the tub as a custom cupboard with deep pull-out drawers.
“The new layout is much more in keeping with the way the client lives,” she says. “He didn’t need a third bedroom, but he enjoys his den each and every day.”