Boyd Jones’ collaboration with Min Day Architects on a penthouse renovation has been awarded by both the San Francisco and Nebraska chapters of the Architectural Institute of America (AIA). Boyd Jones worked closely with the architect and owner to transform this penthouse condominium located in The Paxton, a former Art-Deco era hotel in downtown Omaha, into a unique, loft-like, urban living space.
The design of this L-shaped space was conceived as a pseudo-exterior, with bedrooms, a library and other private spaces hidden behind a large wall of oak veneer – the interior façade of the unit. Vibrant colors distinguish the private living spaces located in the exterior areas of the “L-shape”. Living and kitchen areas are open, receiving natural light from oversized windows. A private roof deck with a spectacular view of downtown Omaha and the Gene Leahy Mall can be accessed from stairs within the penthouse interior.
The Nebraska and San Francisco chapters recognized the overall design of the residence and for the unique design feature of its “scribble wall panels” created by milling a pattern of odd shaped holes from digitized pen scribbles. Boyd Jones craftsmen completed much of the carpentry and millwork, ensuring that the fine architectural details were completed to perfection.