Fifth Avenue Apartment

In a 1938 Rosario Candela, Art Moderne, Fifth Avenue apartment building, we were hired to combine and gut renovate two rundown apartments into a minimalist and glamorous, full-floor pied-a-terre for a work-at-home Hollywood couple. Existing rooms were combined and reshaped to create a grand living room along the Fifth Avenue frontage, an elongated octagonal dining room, and a luxurious master bedroom suite with an elliptical bedroom – all while respecting the building’s strict wet-over-wet regulations. Architectural Digest recently posted an article on this project, which can be found here: architecturaldigest.com

Completion date: 2011
Building area: 4,500 square feet
Location: New York, New York
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: Peter Murdock


SOHO LOFT

Confronted with an empty “raw” apartment space with under-designed mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and a leaking infrastructure; this triplex “bachelor pad” penthouse was designed from scratch to take advantage of the abundant outdoor terrace space and stunning views. Walnut doors, trim, cabinetry, and grille-work; dark oak wood floors, luxurious specialty plaster, and wall paper finishes were employed throughout to create the contemporary, warm, and comfortable interior the client requested. The attention to detail extends through the new divided-light, energy efficient window-wall system with French doors and louvered awnings to the outside garden terraces, which include new stone pavers, an outdoor fireplace, a hot tub, and a pergola. This project was published in Architectural Digest’s August 2013 issue. 

Completion date: 2008
Building area: 6,000 square feet 
Location: New York, New York
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: Peter Murdock


UPPER EAST SIDE PENTHOUSE

Simple floor plan adjustments; new architectural trim, custom doors and cabinetry, and architectural and decorative light fixtures are combined with a complete terrace customization to transform this developer white box penthouse apartment into a crisp, well-appointed, and stylish three-bedroom home in the sky. This project was published in New York Spaces June-August 2016 issue.  

Completions date: 2013
Building area: 5,000 square feet
Location: New York, New York
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: Peter Murdock


PHILADELPHIA PIED-A-TERRE

Turning a three-bedroom, developer, cookie-cutter apartment into a stylish, two-bedroom, work-at-home, pied-a-terre for a client with a burgeoning art collection, without “breaking the bank,” was the initial assignment. Rift oak paneling, doors, and trim; upholstered walls; specialty plaster and mirror finishes; architectural and decorative lighting combine with the art to create a tailored yet casual contemporary environment. Upon purchasing the adjacent apartment three years later, we were asked back to combine the two apartments into a four bedroom/four bathroom, family apartment equipped with a state-of-the-art media room.

Completion date: 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: Peter Murdock


TRIBECA LOFT

New lighting, windows, reclaimed heart pine wood floor and blond wood custom cabinetry and trim were employed to tailor this loft to the owner’s specific requirements.

Completion date: 1999
Building area: 3,500 square feet
Location: New York, New York
Role: Project Manager/Architect*
Photography:
Stan Ries


PRIVATE LIBRARY

As part of a Soho loft renovation, our client requested a finely detailed Neo-Classical library in which she could curl up, read books and watch TV. Corinthian order columns, an acanthus leaf bracketed and dentil crown mold, and egg-and-dart trim on raised panel cabinet doors and walls, all contribute to the aesthetic that she requested.

Completion date: 2014
Building area: 200 square feet
Location: New York, New York
Role: Partner-in-Charge*
Photography: 
Peter Murdock