Architecture studio The Apartment designed the renovation of the first YMCA basketball court in the United States and suspended running track into an 7,000 square-foot, 5-bedroom romantic minimalist home.
The repair and conversion of this abandoned building was completed in 2008.
YMCA by The Apartment:
The Apartment decided to invest in the top two floors and turn them into a showcase of all the things we did best, from architecture to decor to designing our own wallpaper and furniture. Every detail was slaved over, new building techniques were tried, an indoor garden was installed, a 30-foot long kitchen was designed and built, a 12-person home theater was imagined and realized.
All the while preserving the past by keeping the original basketball flooring in the private areas of the apartment, we got everything we always wanted to try on client projects and never could. It was a design lab of sorts.
Photos from The Apartment