Desmone Architects was hired to take what was dark and claustrophobic space and transform it into a bright and open area. This 1,000 square-foot shop originally had a 12-foot tin ceiling that was hidden by a dropped ceiling, walls cut up the space and most of the window openings were filled with brick or glass block. The construction began with demolishing interior walls and restoring the old window openings, once that took place No. 14 Boutique’s vision began to come to fruition. The shop is currently filled with natural light and an airy open space.
The magic does not stop there, above this girly, joyful boutique is a two bedroom apartment. This 1,000 square-foot apartment has an open floor plan with the kitchen and living room at the front and two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den in the rear, leading to new steel stairs and a small deck.