Following up on my space planning post from last week, here are a few additional photos of the chelsea duplex I worked on several years ago. The main level featured a bedroom, and a kitchen extending into an open layout with the dining room and living room. A nice sized terrace adjoined the living room on the wall near the fireplace. On the stairway leading up to the master bedroom we designed a custom built in for books and storage. An open layout is increasingly popular space planning option in residential units in New York City. Natural light is an essential component in higher end real estate and developers are seeking to maximize value by creating larger open living areas so potential purchasers have the option to entertain.