Apartment, Upper East Side
Acheson Doyle Partners designed a 5,000 sf penthouse apartment atop Manhattan’s renowned River House—a 1930s apartment building fronting the East River—for a prominent art collector. The two-story living room is interpreted as a small gallery displaying a variety of small and large-scale art objects. Foyer, dining room, library, and bedrooms were also designed for careful display of art. Lighting, finishes, and furniture were designed to enhance the various rooms as backdrops for the eclectic collection and also to capture a residential scale within the 1930s character of the building. Overlooks and specially located wall openings create an enriched space for viewing the space and its art from many vantage points.