This NYC apartment on Billionaires’ Row by Drake/Anderson is a treasure trove of exquisite creations

OCT 1, 2020 | By Sakshi Rai
The master suite houses a seating arrangement that features Holly Hunt loungers in Sahco fabric and a Christian Liaigre ottoman upholstered with Charles Schambourg leather; Photographs by Marco Ricca
Among the many tables used in the living room are the black and brass side table from Donghia, cocktail tables from Holly Hunt, a feather coffee table from David Gill Galleries, and the mini walnut block pieces from Pucci International; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Sure to be a significant mention in New York City’s dazzling skyline is the premium Billionaires’ Row. This luxurious piece of real estate, comprising soaring residential skyscrapers, is situated along the southern end of Central Park. Among the numerous covetable homes is this lavish apartment—styled by Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, principals and founders of design practice Drake/Anderson.

Reputed for their signature style of infusing contemporary drama effortlessly into spaces, the creative duo uses bold artworks and an interplay of textures to craft this bespoke residence. This 4,200 sq ft apartment is the primary residence for the homeowners. And its prime location made it extra special. 

One of the first views that bowls visitors over is the foyer. Its walls are clad in Shagreen embossed leather panels, a rich texture that makes a great first impression. This grid-like, lightly padded surface immediately hints at the tasteful and luxuriously styled interiors that are to follow. Large windows bathe the space with ample daylight, and illuminate a variety of artwork, a sculptural boulder console and a channeled bench. 

Partially seen in the foyer are Hudson Furniture Inc’s boulder shaped console and the Claro walnut and bronze mirror, a John Boone bench with Toyine Sellers fabric and a Kyle Bunting hide rug; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Straight ahead, symmetrically aligned doorways lead to the vast living and dining area. A duo of L-shaped sofa sets bifurcate this main lounge into two zones—one facing and the other looking away from the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views of Central Park and Midtown East. “We especially enjoyed designing the living-cum-dining space. To utilise the abundant area, we positioned capacious sofas that turn in multiple directions and facilitate easy dialogue,” shares Anderson.

A lacquered aluminium, three-armed floor lamp towers over a welded SS sculptural chair from Twenty First Gallery; Photographs by Marco Ricca

Additional seating in the living room includes a pair of Italian futurist armchairs, a daybed near the window and a welded, polished steel chair. “We tried to keep most of the hues within the classy black, white and grey palette as desired by the client and seen in the foyer. But using the occasional pop of blue in the furnishings let us reference outdoor elements including the sky as well,” says Drake.

This composition features a pair of Gio Ponti Modernist Armchairs from Karl Kemp reupholstered by Ateliers Charles Jouffre in fabric from Romo atop a Edward Fields wool and silk rug; Photographs by Marco Ricca

A dining setting occupies the southern end of this section and features a long, marble table surrounded by horsehair covered chairs. We love how a bespoke Lindsey Adelman glass chandelier with asteroid-shaped components further adds to the chic style. Offering a variety of meal and work platforms, the kitchen too has a round table, flanked with wall shelves and storage units.

Pucci International dining chairs flank a walnut based table by Profiles with a stone top from Artistic Tile. In the back are antique Danish seaters from HM Luther, a India Mahdavi side table for Pucci International and acrylic artworks by John Noestheden; Photographs by Marco Ricca

The bedrooms of this abode are designed in stark contrast to each other. While the master suite is kept more decadent with graphite wall plasters, the two guest bedrooms on the opposite end employ a lighter, more subdued grey palette, achieved by using iridescent glazed paint—truly making them one of a kind.

Scroll below to see more images of this striking residence by Drake/Anderson…

Under the brushed brass chandelier from Roll and Hills is a breakfast table from Egg Collective with a Paonazzo marble top from Andy’s Marble. It is paired with walnut and bronze chairs from Holly Hunt in Keleen leather; Photographs by Marco Ricca


In the dark hued master bedroom, a quilted bed coverlet from E Braun & Co is paired with pillows upholstered from Pierre Frey and Gretchen Bellinger, and fabricated by Arabelle Taggart; Photographs by Marco Ricca


Lustrous pillows and trims from Jerry Pair and Houles USA, fabricated by Arabelle Taggart, enliven one of the guest rooms. At the foot of the Holly Hunt bed is a bench from Twenty First Gallery; Photographs by Marco Ricca


Pictured is Lorin Marsh’s Shagreen desk with lucite legs and a chair from Soane; Photographs by Marco Ricca

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