In making substantial alterations to this parlor floor apartment in an 1860’s New York City townhouse, we sought to restore period detail to a much-altered original fabric while exploring several architectural themes. After removing all of the existing Victorian elements along with 1990’s modernist interventions, we then gave the apartment a new mythological history combining the classical rigor of 1830’s Greek Revival with the glamour and mischief of 1920’s David Adler/Francis Elkins interiors.

We reconfigured the existing apartment’s plan creating one large room with furnishings arranged loft-like and embellished it with the work of a number of talented artisans in plaster work, scagliola, wood graining, furniture making, and hardware. The project also afforded us the opportunity to collaborate in the decoration with New York-based interior designer Miles Redd. The design was the recipient of a Palladio Award for Renovation in 2004.