This New York City family home is found in a landmarked building with views of Central Park. The building used to be a hotel and the space had a unique set of challenges.
The L-shaped unit was linked together by a freeform leather wall reminiscent of an Aalto vase. A reverse cove above outlines the curving form and provides a soft glow.
Plumbing pipes, risers and building structure were hidden and integrated into the architecture to create a crisp clean, modern home. An exposed pipe at the entry was concealed by wrapping it in art glass, commissioned by the owners, and back lit to highlight and reveal the mottled colors and overlapping panels.
A unique collection of mid-century furniture, art and lighting was selected by the former curator for Sotheby’s International who was handpicked by Highland Associates to enrich the space. Minimalist downlighting, accent lighting, and wall washing provides illumination without overpowering the décor.