Central Park West Apartment

This classic seven had good bones but not much else.  Exposed exhaust ducts, cracked and peeling finishes, windows blocked up with air conditioners–it needed help.  So the New York architects set about restoring dignity to this Central Park West apartment.  They carved out space to tuck ducts and equipment out of sight.  They set the living room fireplace into a minimalist wall of stone and Venetian plaster, flanked by recessed bookcases.  Veiling the bookcases behind flush curtains of metal beads further enhanced the room’s serenity.  In the kitchen and pantry, natural red linoleum contrasts brightly with stainless steel and etched glass.

photos: Catherine Tighe