apartment on fifth

After their clients purchased the adjoining apartment in their Pre-War Coop building on Upper Fifth Avenue, Anik Pearson Architect was commissioned to seamlessly join the two apartments for a full-floor five-bedroom five-bathroom apartment. The biggest challenge was to reconfigure both apartments allowing for circulation around an existing fire stair/elevator foyer at the center of the floor plan. A gut renovation allowed them to redistribute the rooms around this central core so that the circulation could loop freely between the public side of the apartment with views of Central Park, and the private side of the apartment at the southeast. One of the apartment’s kitchens was converted into a luxurious bathroom clad in gloss navy tile and figured stone in a generous primary bedroom suite.

Being an enthusiast of the Italian and French Moderne movement of the 1940s and 50s, the client wished to create an aesthetic environment inspired by the best designers of the period. As such, stylish yet functional living spaces were created with the warmth of oak-paneled doorways and baseboards designed to elegantly frame the public room, in contrast with crisp lines of white-painted panel molds and angular trim. The interior designer joined the design team to assemble a collection of vintage furniture pieces and custom upholstery infusing the whole with muted colors befitting the period. In homage to the Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan, figured marble provides highlights of organic glamour to a decidedly Modernist whole.

apartment on fifth