The Building is an early pre-war building on Park Avenue – in fact it was the first residential building on Park Avenue built above 57th Street; where most Park Avenue Prewar buildings were developed in the 1920s, this Park Avenue building was built in 1908 – A Neoclassical building with beaux-arts detailing – it is an outstanding building when walking along Park Avenue its deep classical cornice above immediately jumps forward, and its limestone clad stone plinth/quoining at base of building sets it apart from the other brick buildings surrounding. This apartment is on the 9th floor of the building; a unique setting- with the one and only Juliet Balcony visible from the street running along the building’s south facing facade; the apartment boasts wonderful natural light, with south and eastern exposures.
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The apartment is in the classic style, streamlined language; the building boasts prewar charm and character with gracious windows and tall ceilings. The apartment has a unique floor plan, reminiscent of the Parisian flat featuring the room-to-room enfilade arrangement of space. Originally belonging to Fred Astaire in the 1950s
Streamlined Classic- deeply rooted in tradition, Garrow Kedigian’s background working for William Hodgins has influenced its personal style and it shows through the architectural quality of the rooms. He added many moldings (crown, base, casings, over-door panels throughout and wall paneling at the living room) throughout the apartment, which establish a connection with the history of the building, coupled with a fresh and bold color palette that moves the space forward and into the future.
In the living room, Garrow added chair rail with recessed wall paneling above and below, with a deep large cove crown molding accentuating the ceiling heights and adding architecture. The Ceiling beams were also clad with the large cove molding, Apart from the upholstery, nothing in the apartment is new – it is a collection of found objects, mainly sourced for this space, and some which have traveled over from the original apartment.
Garrow it’s known for being an avid shopper of furniture and objects and believes that properly layered interiors are put together amassing unique items. Though mainly in the classic style, some mid-century and modern accents are threaded through; Sustainability in design has always been a key factor of its work.