Fradkin & McAlpin Architects

Fradkin & McAlpin Architects

New York, NY


Rockefeller Apartments

The distinct aesthetic language of the Landmark 1937 Rockefeller Apartments building was a source of inspiration for Fradkin & McAlpin’s renovation of this two bedroom unit. Through a series of deliberate, subtle, and ultimately significant moves, FMA struck a balance between historic integrity and contemporary lifestyle. The most transformative alteration is the apartment’s new open floor plan, created by connecting the dining area to the existing galley kitchen, as well as widening and expanding the kitchen to allow the owners to cook together. The result is a comfortable, modern living space that retains the character and elegance of a midcentury icon.


Key Details:

  • Seamlessly incorporated contemporary conveniences, while maintaining the integrity of the space
  • Retained or repurposed original historic details such as recessed picture rails and door knobs
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Status: Built
Location: New York, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect