Originally the Morris Plan Bank Building on East Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis, this Modern Interior Penthouse unit is the crowning jewel of the redevelopment that was completed in 2002.
Our client wanted to relocate from the suburbs to experience urban living. Although they had been living in a more traditional setting, they were open to exploring a more modern approach to design. Since this unit had the entire top building floor with which to work, the new design focused on enhancing and simplifying the existing structure in an open-plan layout. Open space was defined by ceiling treatments and a multi-functional millwork spine serving as Kitchen, Dining, Wet Bar, and Entertainment Center all in one swoop. Other details include neon lighting, steel and acrylic barn doors, and mosaic tile Master Spa.
We ended-up with a complete overhaul of their furnishings and furniture to fit the new space (except, we did incorporate Owner piano and artwork). A subtle Asian Modern theme was influenced by client travels/art for a fresh take on downtown living.
Modern Interior Penthouse
Architecture/Interior Design: Christopher Short while with AXIS
Design Collaboration: Amber Fette while with AXIS
Construction Management: Hoosier Contracting, LLC
Photography: Chris Bucher Photographs
Featured: 2003 AIA Indiana Citation Award for Interior Architecture, 2002 Monumental Affair Merit Award for Interior Design