New York City

Visitors are often surprised reaching the summit of this Upper East Side tower, where two once undistinguished apartments were combined vertically in a complete renovation to create a bright and airy 4500 square foot home in the sky. Located directly opposite to the entrance is a flying spiral staircase that draws one into the apartment while opening the space vertically. Off the sides of the stair hall, circulation stretches in a loop through the lower floor's public spaces in a house-like flow. Generously proportioned rooms with deep paneled door jambs and trimmed openings further the effect that one is within the walls of a substantial home.

A wet bar formed from a former bath provides easy entertaining in the library, while upstairs a master suite is buffered by a vestibule from the stair hall and incorporates an extensive sitting room and dressing area. A new door cut through the exterior wall links the master bedroom to the terrace beyond. A playroom also adjoins the terrace nd services the children's rooms which are located off of their own hall. Interior decoration is by Todd Alexander Romano.