The apartment is on the twenty-eighth floor of The Park Avenue Court, originally Gimbel’s East Department Store on the Upper East Side. The project is a combination of two units into one 4,000 square feet glamorous contemporary apartment for a Persian couple with two young children. Due to the commercial history of the building, the existing floor to ceiling is very high. This high ceiling contributes to the dramatic spaces of the apartment.
The apartment consists of an Entry Hall, Living Room, Dining Room with Smoking Area, Kitchen, Bar, Family Room, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Master Closet, Play area, Two Children’s Bedrooms, Children Bathroom, Guest Room, and a Powder Room.
As one enters the apartment there is a long corridor with a lit sculpture surrounded by Macassar Ebony that leads to the public spaces with a dramatic city view. A series of Macassar Ebony arch openings connect major public spaces. Walnut floors and doors are used throughout the apartment. The shared spaces enjoy high ceiling and large south, east and west views of the city. These continuous views are emphasized by new 8 ft x 12 ft windows, architecturally framed by Venetian Plaster finish and punctuated with exquisite free-standing furniture. The experience is enhanced with theatrical lighting and well-placed wall washers.
Materials employed include Kitchen countertop of Negro Marble, full slabs of White Limestone at the Master Bathroom, decorative swirled plaster wall at the Dining Room and antique goatskin in the Master Bedroom. The Powder Room has floor to ceiling slabs of Bianco Onyx the Children’s Bathroom sports a dual sink with a backlit pebbles’ river stone countertop. The Air Conditioning is a multi-zone split system with through-wall condensing units and discretely located air-handling units.
The Master Bathroom provides ultimate luxury for a couple, comprising of three rooms separated by frosted glass doors, a Toilet Room with WC and Bidet, a Washroom with under mounted dual sinks in Macassar Ebony and dual backlit mirrors and a Bathing Room with Steam Shower, Soaking Tub, Overhead Shower Head, and his/her Shower Setups.