Columbus Circle Apartment

New York, NY

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)