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This Manhattan apartment by Drake/Anderson has a global flavour that befits its iconic backdrop

SEP 12, 2020 | By Aneesha Bhadri
The living room is furnished with sofas from Promemoria in Sabina Fay fabric, wood and metallic side tables from Hudson Furniture Inc, Herve van der Straeten side tables as well as table lamps from Pucci International, a stingray backbone coffee table by Based Upon, chairs from Holly Hunt as well as Christian Liaigre, and Cedric Hartman reading lamps from Pollack; Photographs by Marco Ricca
Besides the view of the living room, the foyer reveals a partially seen Barbara Takenaga artwork from DC Moore Gallery; Photographs by Marco Ricca
The living room accommodates several seating arrangements. In the foreground are a side table from John Boone Inc, armchair and ottoman from Promemoria in fabric from Lauren Hwang, an agate side table from Galerie Michele Hayem, and a Christian Liaigre floor lamp; Photographs by Marco Ricca
The foyer showcases two Herve van der Straeten products—sconces from Maison Gerard and credenza from Pucci International—as well as a 23K gold leafed mirror frame from WP Sullivan and a Barbara Takenaga artwork from DC Moore Gallery; Photographs by Marco Ricca
On the other end of the foyer is this sleek modular kitchen with a breakfast nook; Photographs by Marco Ricca
A J Robert Scott sofa in Brochier fabric is a cushy window-side companion in the master bedroom. Beside it are a Mattaliano rectangular side table from Holly Hunt, Cedric Hartman reading lamps from Pollack and the Murano barbell side table from Lorin Marsh; Photographs by Marco Ricca
The master bed and headboard from Promemoria are upholstered in Moore & Giles leather, and features a white coverlet from E Braun & Co. Pillows and a throw are in fabrics from Sabina Fay, Stark Fabrics and Christopher Hyland, fabricated by Montaigne Studio c/o Classic Pillows. Also on the Fort Street Studio rug are the Holly Hunt bench and side tables from Atelier Viollet with Herve van der Straeten lamps from Pucci International; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Perched on the famous Billionaires’ Row in Manhattan, this 4,500 sq ft apartment—designed by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of New York based practice Drake/Anderson—is a haven of contemporary design and iconic vistas.

A long foyer opens out to the living room that frames delightful vistas of Central Park and upper Manhattan. Bold fluted plaster walls line the foyer and adjoining space, creating a strong backdrop for the curated furnishings, art and sculpture.

“The foyer and hall set the tone for the entire apartment and are emblematic of our style—bold, strong backgrounds with interesting furniture choices, and unique art,” says Drake.

The foyer features two Herve van der Straeten products—the credenza from Pucci International, and the patinated bronze sconces from Maison Gerard—as well as a 23K gold leaf, mirror frame from WP Sullivan and an artwork by Barbara Takenaga from DC Moore Gallery; Photographs by Marco Ricca

A cloakroom made of gold lacquer and mother-of-pearl panels connects to a powder room on the right. This cosy space features a grand floor-to-ceiling window. We absolutely love that the openness of the living and dining areas on the northern side of the apartment is further extended with the windows that face the park.

Also in the foyer is this bronze sculpture by Thure Thorn from Hostler Burrows on a customised wood pedestal by Atelier Sylvain Frey; Photographs by Marco Ricca

The living room houses two separate but connected sections—a seating spot with a large sofa and several chairs, and a second zone for TV viewing. Here, a bespoke floating wall clad in bronze and chiselled silvered glass separates the living and dining areas.

On an Ateliers Pinton area rug, a Holly Hunt daybed in Osborne & Little fabric is paired with cushions covered in Sabina Fay and Coraggio Textiles upholstery (fabricated by Montaigne Studio c/o Classic Pillows), a Christian Liaigre side table and a large floor lamp from David Gill Galleries (on the left); Photographs by Marco Ricca

Despite creating discrete spaces, the partition allows the entire layout to unfold smoothly. The dining area is furnished with a long white lacquered table flanked by 14 plush chairs, which are clad in satin and woven leather. A striking custom chandelier is suspended above. Nearby, the kitchen has a breakfast area with simplistic modern furnishings that make the most of the morning sun.

The dining area features bespoke chairs from Troscan in Rubelli and Charles Schambourg upholstery, a Herve van der Staeten table from Pucci International, a Cristina Grajales area rug, chandelier by Jeff Zimmerman from R & Company, the porcelain centrepiece by Matthew Solomon from Maison Gerard, a Elaine de Kooning artwork from Hollis Taggart Galleries, and a Holly Hunt cabinet; Photographs by Marco Ricca

“We commissioned a wall sculpture by Rob Wynne to run the length of the bedroom hallway. Its glass elements are celestial and enhance the sense of movement. Each room has a unique palette, which flows from one to the other based on its relative lightness. This light quality is balanced by darker accents,” says Drake.

Another view of the dining table reveals candlesticks by a stainless steel sculpture by Tony Cragg from Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac on a custom pedestal by Atelier Sylvain Frey; Photographs by Marco Ricca

At the far end of the apartment lies the main bedroom, housing two baths and dressing rooms. “The bedroom suite was especially delightful to design with multiple functional rooms opening to the vast sleeping chamber. We were able to fully indulge the sense of luxury here and it is amplified by the cool lavender palette, recalling late day clouds outside the windows on a summer night’s dusk,” says Anderson.

The breakfast nook in the kitchen is furnished with a Holly Hunt table, Ralph Pucci chairs from Pucci International in Sahco fabric, and a custom starburst chandelier from Lorin Marsh; Photographs by Marco Ricca

The walls are upholstered in silk and velvet, and hand printed with metallic elements. A large vintage Orrefors glass chandelier hovers over the bed like an elegant flying saucer. Bedside tables and a long dresser that conceals the TV are custom designs in lacquer, bronze and gypsum stone.

An acrylic on canvas artwork by Kazuko Inoue from Allan Stone Projects lends vibrancy to the breakfast set; Photographs by Marco Ricca

A silk and metallic thread rug accentuates the sensual quality of the boudoir. Indeed, this theme continues in the dressing rooms, where the wardrobes are lacquered with rock crystal pulls.

Drake/Anderson commissioned this Rob Wynne wall sculpture, made of poured and mirrored glass, from Galerie Mitterrand. It runs the length of the bedroom hallway; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Two guest bedrooms complete the layout of the spacious apartment. The first of which features a teal and turquoise scheme, balanced with ivory tones, bronze accents and playful art.

The master bed and headboard from Promemoria are upholstered in Moore & Giles leather, and features a white coverlet from E Braun & Co. Pillows and a throw are in fabrics from Sabina Fay, Stark Fabrics and Christopher Hyland, fabricated by Montaigne Studio c/o Classic Pillows. Also on the Fort Street Studio rug are side tables from Atelier Viollet with Herve van der Straeten lamps from Pucci International; Photographs by Marco Ricca

The other guest room is a symphony of citrine green tints in various textures—silk walls, velvet on the bed and satin accents. These are balanced by dark masculine tones of espresso on the casegoods, mirror and accents. An abstract landscape painting seems to have been the inspiration for the palette but was, in fact, the last piece to be added.

J Robert Scott velvet from Ateliers Charles Jouffre is seen on the walls of the master bedroom. In the foreground are a Hutton Home dresser, a Philippe Hurel CardinaI II Chair from Zimmer + Rohde in woven leather from Charles Schambourg, and a Lorin Marsh lamp; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Sumptuous textures such as bronze, velvet, lacquer with mother-of-pearl, poured glass, ebonised wood, fluorite and leather pervade the home. Coupled with a light and dreamy palette, it emanates urbane sophistication and understated luxury like few other homes can claim to!

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The master bathroom offers panoramic views of upper Manhattan; Photographs by Marco Ricca

 

A rich material palette of wood, stone and glass continues on here; Photographs by Marco Ricca