Romance Language

“We want our home to look like we’re Italian aristocrats who lost all of our money.”

This magnificent double-height Manhattan apartment was designed in 1904 as an artist’s studio in a Renaissance-style building by the architect Charles Platt. My clients, a husband and wife couple, were passionate about Italy and wanted a home with the ambiance of a Florentine palazzo. The color scheme was inspired by frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico at the Convent of San Marco in Florence.
As seen in Elle Décor
Photos by Pieter Estersohn