Prewar apartments are the holy grail of Manhattan real estate: high ceilings, big rooms, moldings, thick walls!!! Prewar apartments do however sometimes need some work, a lot of work. This apartment on the UWS, built circa 1907, was gut renovated by Design Development NYC to improve the flow of the apartment, while making the best use of the oddly shaped spaces. They enhanced ceilings, plaster finished walls, repaired the dentil molding in the dining room and obviously, added expansive bookcases. The most extraordinary one being the fourth bedroom that was turned into a library. Interior Designer Alexander Doherty painted in a range of sophisticated colors that create a sense of calm and relaxation, a welcome feeling in an urban refuge.The apartment’s neoclassical architecture creates an elegant backdrop for the homeowners’ furnishings —a comfortable mix of contemporary lighting and upholstery, vintage mid-century modern seating, fine art and antiques.
Have a great weekend!
Renovation by Design Development NYC
Interior design by Alexander Doherty
Photos by Marius Chira