Central Park South Apartment
New York, NY
In Richard Sammons, Mr. Oresman found an architect sympathetic to his literary and artistic tastes who could design a suitably uplifting setting without losing sight of practicalities.
One of client’s requests was that his new library be created using a light wood rather than the more traditional mahogany or dark-stained oak, since the studio apartment is lit only by northern light. Each surface is carefully articulated with well proportioned Classical detail, the pedimented faces of the bookcases modeled on ancient tabernacles. Another client request included a perch for bird-watching as Central Park forms the magnificent backdrop outside the double-height windows.