Selldorf Architects’ renovation of this apartment in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle involved both interior architecture and interior design. The goal was to reconfigure the residence — originally two apartments, combined into one by its previous owner — to maximize the 3,700sf footprint and take advantage of the stunning, nearly panoramic views of Manhattan. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls face east and west and overlook Central Park and the Hudson River.
Custom finishes throughout the apartment balance a neutral color palette with rich materials and textured wall coverings to keep the focus on the expansive views. The north wall of the living/dining area is paneled in custom-debossed, natural cognac-colored, aniline-dyed hide leather with hand-drawn tree patterns. One of the offices is paneled in walnut wood, the media room is upholstered with hand-woven cotton fabric made in India, and the long hallway is finished in Venetian plaster.
The apartment includes a combined living and dining area, a kitchen with pocket doors to the dining room to provide flexibility for entertaining, a master bedroom with custom walnut closets, two offices, two guest bedrooms with en-suite baths, and a media room with a wet bar.
The furniture combines vintage pieces with modern ones from Selldorf Architects’ furniture line, Vica, including the Bean Sofa, Walnut Bed, 90-Degree Coffee Table, the 93-Degree Chair, and the T-Back Sofa.
(Photography credits: Patrick Mulligan, Ruggero Vanni)