WHERE MARJORIE ONCE LIVED
5TH AVE. NYC
INTERIOR DESIGN. ARCHITECTURE. RENOVATION. CUSTOM MILLWORK
"In 1925 when George Fuller Construction Company decided to develop a 14-story apartment house on 5th Ave. erecting this new building wasn’t going to be easy, and before moving ahead, Fuller had to convince cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post Hutton to give up her home known as the Burden mansion that stood on the site. She agreed, but only if Fuller virtually recreated much of her 54-room mansion on the building’s top three floors plus a for-her-use-only porte-cochere on the side street that would lead to her private, and rather showy, lobby staffed with a doorman and concierge. Mrs. Hutton wanted to preserve the privacy she was currently maintaining with her existing mansion. Her new residence became the first and largest penthouse in NYC."
Today, after converting several doctor offices we renovated this section of the building into my client's guest residence for her family and friends. The fireplace mantel was salvaged from the original building's interiors. Our client's private residence in the same building is several floors above.
RENDERING YAMIR PEREZ
GROUND FLOOR - 2700 SF.
GUEST ROOMS. OFFICE. DINING. FAMILY ROOM. KITCHEN. 3 BATHROOMS
DEFINING DETAILS THROUGHOUT
Selected walnut wood panels cover walls in both the kitchen and family room. Natural walnut kitchen cabinets sit on top of Calacatta gold marble floors and steps. Cabinets are off set with white stone tops and partial backsplash. Matte finish Champagne color finished metal strip is used to both separate and introduce the heavily veined marble that coordinates with soft charcoal iridescent cabinet finish.
Raked and stained oak wood putty colored panels sit on top of bleached and oiled natural oak floors.
Contemporary lighting is juxtaposed by a century old salvaged fireplace purged above the floor and backed up to a solid Calacatta custom fireplace in the adjacent room.
Interlocking natural stone cover curved bathrooms walls enhancing sensual architectural curves in two of the bathrooms. The smallest bathroom is covered in almost razor clam like glass strips making all bathrooms unique.