888 Park Avenue

A comprehensive renovation of a classic Park Avenue plan has created a stylish home for a growing family.

We met this young family through a referral from a client. The apartment had “good bones”, but each room would benefit from a reshaping of the volume. A very shallow dome was carved from the existing ceiling of the Entry Hall and articulated to ‘stretch’ the existing space.

Curved corners were added to the Library. Tambour in oak allowed for sliding panels to hide a ‘working’ desk, a bar & audio equipment.

The Living Room ceiling was articulated to further express the existing beams. A cornice and pilasters framed the walls, which allowed the decorator to block in color.
The Dining Room received a shallow coffered ceiling and curved corners to mimic the Library. A decorative Butler’s Pantry guides one into the Kitchen.

The Kitchen was completely reconfigured to be open. It is fitted with a two-tier island with wood block top and extra deep pot storage. The adjoining Breakfast Room was softened by the inclusion of a furniture banquette.

A window seat and cabinets frame a window in the Primary Bedroom. The exposed beams follow through for height in all of the bedrooms.

The Primary Bathroom is slab walls with mosaic and slab floors. The vanity holds a carved sink in a large elliptical shape with two faucets. Medicine cabinets were conceived as one decorative mirror.


General Contractor: Peter Cosola Incorporated

Stone/ Tile Contractor: Integrated Stone– Peter Latek

Interior Design: Stephen Sills Associates

Photography: Simon Upton