This was a standard white box apartment, but what made it special was the rare combination of its views: it overlooked Gramercy Park to the north, so it also had a spectacular view of the New York skyline. My client had lived there many years and when the adjacent apartment became available, he jumped on it. The architectural firm of William Green and Associates transformed the space, rearranging rooms and adding significant cabinetry and millwork to create a setting appropriate for 19th century art and antiques.
My client’s existing pieces from the Biedermeier and Napoleon III periods were combined with plush upholstery in sumptuous fabrics. I also injected some appropriate modern pieces to enliven the overall look, creating the perfect retreat for a sophisticated New Yorker with impeccable taste.