New York City

This total landmark renovation on Central Park was for a young family returning to New York from London. A perfectly square reception hall was carved from the apartment's center with a library created from a bedroom on one side and dining from the former maid's room on the other. With a new cross axis created through the apartment, sunlight streams in from both directions into the home's heart and links the grandly scaled living room in a circular flow back with the other public spaces.

A vestibule off the reception hall leads to a secondary bedroom hall providing an additional layer of privacy. Central air is seamlessly incorporated over the closets. The redefined architecture of classic proportions and sophisticated finishes combined with an extensive collection of modern art and furniture has brought the apartment timelessly forward. Interior decoration is by Eugenie Niven and Ernest de la Torre.