UPON ENTRY, THE FOYER IS AWASH IN SHIMMERING
light and tactile finishes; the walls are clad in luminescent
pewter-toned wallpaper, and the coffered ceiling is
embellished with custom cove moldings. The addition
of an alcove niche faced in hand-rolled antiqued mirror
tiles provides fitting display space for one of the owners’
favorite paintings by Emerson Woelffer, which is placed
above a gold- leafed console and a bench upholstered
in hair-on-hair leather. The original hardwood flooring was
newly finished with a light oak stain and detailed with a
custom hand-painted star motif by artist Willem Racké.
In the living room, a more casual seating arrangement is
grouped near a riveting print by Richard Serra. A sofa by
Ironies clad in dove-gray mohair is paired with the bench
and chairs from the collection, as well as a Gregorius
Pineo bamboo-frame chair. This setting precedes the
main conversation area, where a stone fireplace with a
pewter-wrapped mantel provides a handsome contrast
to a painting by Grace Munakata. Cavanaugh updated
a pair of rams-head side chairs from the owners’ former
home with contrasting fabrics by Rose Cummings and
Nina Campbell, all atop an Oushak carpet.
The panoramic bay views are the main attraction in the
formal dining room. “The building’s other units all feature
breakfast areas in the kitchen, but we created one here
to extend the dining room and provide a multipurpose
space that encompasses the view,” Cavanaugh explains.
A graceful Niermann Weeks chandelier cupped beneath
a custom crown molding illuminates the space. The
dining arrangement includes a pair of host and hostess
armchairs dressed in custom slipcovers and embroidered
with the couple’s monogram.
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