Central Park West Apartment
The Prasada, NY
The owner had a particular interest in the different effects that can be achieved by combining the traditional and the new - the incorporation of old-style furniture and finishes into a modern shell or, in this case, putting 20th century furniture, artwork and fabrics into a space expressed in a traditional architectural language.
The result has a timeless modern glamour which is the achievement of a close collaboration between architects, client and the decorator, Alex Papachristidis. There is a deliberate play here between the feeling of a modern loft space and that of a more conventionally formal interior. The kitchen, a narrow space running down the south side of the apartment, is lined with high quality kitchen millwork we provided. .
The apartments layout contained cramped private rooms built around a central corridor, and there was little space for storage. A new floor plan by architectural firm Fairfax & Sammons widened some living areas and turned others into closets. To achieve the traditional envelope Field and Arnstein craved, they also installed ennobling details like neoclassical moldings and wainscot.
Suffused with a contemporary spirit-to give it a grand-gesture renovation that would live up to the sum of the property’s attributes...the honors went to Fairfax & Sammons, an architecture firm that is a leading practitioner of updated neoclassicism,