Rector Place Apartment: Pelletier Salgado’s Spacious Redesign

The Rector Place Apartment, designed by Pelletier Salgado in 2013, showcases a harmonious blend of modern design and thoughtful lighting solutions within a spacious 4-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath apartment in the heart of New York City’s Battery Park City neighborhood.

By utilizing a step in the slab above, the designers created a singular, narrow cove light that extends throughout the living areas, unifying the space with a continuous band of even illumination while preserving the apartment’s generous ceiling height.

Spacious, modern living room with vibrant colors and striking design elements.
Cozy living room with large gray sectional, colorful rug, wall art, and modern furniture.
Spacious, modern interior with vibrant abstract artwork, sleek furnishings, and rich textures.
Sleek modern kitchen with gray cabinetry, bar seating, and large windows overlooking cityscape.
Modern kitchen featuring sleek gray cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and polished wood floors.
Modern bedroom with clean lines, neutral colors, and large window offering natural light.

About Rector Place Apartment

Nestled in the vibrant Battery Park City neighborhood of New York, the Rector Place Apartment exemplifies sophisticated urban living. Designed by the talented team at Pelletier Salgado in 2013, this 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath sanctuary offers a harmonious blend of contemporary style and functional elegance.

Crafting Light and Space

The designers’ primary challenge was to enhance the lighting without compromising the airy, lofty feel of the space. By leveraging a smart step in the structural slab, they created a continuous, narrow cove light that extends from the foyer into the living areas, unifying the irregularly shaped spaces with a seamless, contemporary aesthetic.

An Open and Inviting Kitchen

The once-closed-off kitchen has been transformed into an open, integrated hub. The designers incorporated an existing dropped ceiling and surrounded it with a band of light, providing even illumination while maintaining the generous ceiling height. The result is a cohesive, modern aesthetic that seamlessly blends the culinary zone with the living areas.

Serene Sanctuary

In the private bedroom suite, a tranquil ambiance reigns supreme. Plush textures, subdued hues, and a minimalist design create a serene retreat, where the occupant can recharge and rejuvenate. Strategically placed lighting and a spacious layout ensure that this personal oasis feels both calming and inviting.

Refined, Contemporary Elegance

Throughout the Rector Place Apartment, Pelletier Salgado’s design expertise shines. By carefully balancing the use of light, color, and materials, they have crafted a sophisticated living space that caters to the discerning tastes of modern urban dwellers. This stunning residence exemplifies the pinnacle of elevated living in the heart of Manhattan.

Photography courtesy of Pelletier Salgado
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- by Matt Watts