We’re in a New York State of Mind as we tour this luxury condo by the Drake/Anderson duo

OCT 11, 2020 | By Vedika Nair
The living room uses a rug from Edward Fields, a dark ebonised walnut cocktail table from Avenue Road, a Joseph Jeup Fulton Console table and Bright Group’s Salgado Saucier Otto floor lamp; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge
Blue slipper chairs in the living room are by Christian Liaigre, covered in Zimmer Rhode fabric; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge
(L-R) The kitchen is light grey with a tint of pink pop; Peter Lane's sculpture from Maison Gerard and artwork by Matthias Meyer are seen in the dining room; The foyer features a mirror from DLV Designs, Roman Thomas console, and glazed ceramic by Barbro Aberg from Maison Gerard; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge
The den is furnished with a custom desk designed by Drake/Anderson, 100 percent Tencel rug from Stark, bespoke cube ottomans from Peruvian Touch, a swivel desk chair from The Bright Group and a Donghia chair in Jerry Pair leather; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

Hello, Upper East Siders! We’re here to tell you that luxury has a new address and we’re in love with it… Located in one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in New York, this Tribeca residence is a sun-flooded apartment that offers stunning views of the Hudson River. 

Known for their passion to create bespoke interiors, Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson of Studio Drake/Anderson revamped this 5,800 sq ft Big Apple apartment into an elegant and flexible home. 

A private elevator transports us to the home’s foyer, where the doorway frames a vignette of a parchment and ebonised mahogany cabinet placed under a stunning satin brass-trimmed, eggshell lacquer mirror—setting the tone of the apartment.

The living room sofa comes with a mirror-polished bronze base from Todd Merrill and is upholstered in a Romo fabric. Also seen are a white lounge chair from Holly Hunt and bronze side table by Franck Evennou Taro from Maison Gerard; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

“Neutral schemes with pops of colour are a hugely popular trend. We’ve made it our own by using big tonal contrast,” says Drake. “The overall palette is pale but balanced and strengthened by strong, deep blues and teal in the entertaining spaces and pale pink in the master suite.”

New Day Woodwork produced this Drake/Anderson bespoke table, which is paired with chairs in Foglizzo leather from Artistic Frame and a brass and glass chandelier with 24K gold brass fringe from Lindsey Adelman; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

The foyer leads to a white and blue, living-cum-dining space with a hint of gold accents. A custom racetrack oval dining table paired with rich cobalt shagreen chairs, embossed in leather characterise the space. A lacquer buffet as well as a monumental ceramic sculpture by Peter Lane add a jewel toned pop to the room, while a custom cherry bomb fixture by Lindsey Adelman hangs above.

The kitchen features RH Modern Glass glove mobile pendant and Gubi Beetle Counter Chairs from Suite NY upholstered in a Jerry Pair leather with contrast trim to match the banquette; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

We can’t help but hum Billy Joel’s New York State of Mind as we take in the magnificent view of the Hudson River. A central back sofa and fireplace face the river, while accent chairs in deep blue hues and an oval rug lend colour to the space.

This breakfast nook uses an Eero Saarinen Medium Oval Table from Knoll and Gubi Beetle Chairs from Suite NY. The banquette is custom designed by Drake/Anderson, the art is from the homeowner’s collection and the disc chandelier is from Avram Rusu Studio; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

Secondary accents of plum and pink add delight, as does the use of a curvaceous Louis XV style bergère chair with bright notes from the brass elements. The long terrace makes for a wonderful entertainment area—it features a convertible ping pong-cum-dining table by the grille and kitchen, and a lounging zone off the master suite. 

The outdoor terrace uses premium teak furniture from Janus Et Cie in Pierre Frey fabric, blue stools from Walter’s Wicker, chrome sculptures from Jamali Floral & Garden, and Carrera marble top and powder coat base coffee tables from Sutherland; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

Inside, the kitchen is situated off the dining area and also features a breakfast nook equipped with a bright pink channelled leather banquette. A classic Saarinen oval dining table is paired with comfortable seating jauntily piped in pink, matching the counter stool, while a knockout glass chandelier illuminates the space.

This lounge uses pillows by Arabelle Taggart, greens by Janice Parker Landscape Architects, planters from Pennoyer Newman, and rug from Life Source Irrigation; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

The bedroom-turned-multifunctional den at the far end of the living area is given a fashionable facelift. It is cloaked in a textural, woven teal blue/green wall covering and comes with a wet bar. The library’s colours are brought to life with leather-covered furnishing for the desk, ottomans and lighter-toned sofas, pillows and underfoot rugs.

The wet bar in the den complements the wall covering from Eltis; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

“It was a great design exercise to figure out how to fit all the client requests into the library. The room just wasn’t big enough to accommodate a home office desk, file storage, a bar, TV and seating area. Once we came up with the plan of eliminating a bathroom, we only needed to convince the client, and they were promptly on board,” explains Anderson.

The master suite features a Holly Hunt Angelika King Bed with channelled headboard, a bench from Promemoria in a Moore & Giles leather and a rug from Stark Carpets. Soft furnishings are from Arabelle Taggart, Fine Linens and Restoration Hardware; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

Flushed in off-white, ivory and blush pink tones, the master suite comes with a dressing room, large bath and sitting area. A soothing sense engulfs the sitting space that hosts a circular divan, where the couple spends time watching TV. We love how the pale, cherry blossom pink lacquer bedside tables add a romantic note that ties in with the blush accent pillows.

Designed by Drake/Anderson, a satin lacquer nightstand is decorated with a natural brass and quartz bedside lamp from Circa Lighting; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

We’re big fans of the apartment’s playroom—painted in bold horizontal stripes of marine blue and white, with a resilient gym flooring. Featuring a small indoor basketball court, the opposite end houses a sectional sofa and TV making it a screening room.

The bedroom also houses a study with an oak desk with brass knobs from Dennis Miller and a chair in Dedar fabric from Soane; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

“Our philosophy is to create unique, truly bespoke interiors reflecting our clients and how they live. Every project is filtered through the Drake/Anderson eye and takes full advantage of our passion for interesting materials and textures to create tactility,” concludes Anderson.

The media-cum-game room is covered in wall paints from Benjamin Moore Old Navy and Super White; Photographs by Brittany Ambridge

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