New York City

This full landmark renovation combined two apartments vertically on Central Park to create a glamorous 4000 square foot duplex. On the lower floor the plan was opened up into a circulating flow that follows a figure eight pattern through the main rooms. Detailing is clean and streamlined, yet harmonious with both the building's prewar tone and the owner's collection of mid-century furnishings. To link the two floors a stairwell was opened up between the structural beams and outfitted with a virtuoso custom designed bronze balustrade forged at an Austrian iron foundry.

The family's private quarters are on the upper floor. A large family room buffers the bedrooms and accesses a serving pantry for easy informal entertaining. A roomy master bath and dressing room was added commensurate with apartment's increased scope. New central air systems fitted above closets and built-ins retain the purity of the apartment's high ceilings. The renovation included all new windows, electrical, mechanical, period mantelpieces, and imported English hardware.