75 NY Residence

New York, NY

The client purchased this love-at-first-sight apartment across from the former Whitney Museum on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The surviving pre-war architectural details and floor plan intrigued them, but they could not resist the double height living room with soaring, antique stained-glass windows, and a functioning carved plaster fireplace.

The design team scoured their best resources - shops, dealers, fairs, and auctions - around the globe, carefully vetting each piece of exquisite vintage furniture to furnish the jewel box-like apartment. The classic and restrained design by architect Alexander Stoltz was further refined by the Emily Summers Design Associates team, which employed wool flannel upholstered walls and moldings, plaster wallpaper, and raffia embroidered draperies.

The resulting interiors reflect the neighborhood’s classic heritage and accentuate the owner’s taste for the rarefied, enduring, and beautiful. The space embodies a modernist approach to living with art, architecture, and an enviable design collection.