The exterior of the tower, which comprises eight homes, ranging from full-floor apartments to duplexes, a ground-level townhouse, and a top-level penthouse. “This building is for a discerning and sophisticated buyer who wants to live in a residence that evokes the feeling of a European town home,” says Linda Pinto.
“The surrounding architecture definitely played a role in our design,” says Pinto of the building’s location in an area rife with historic townhouses. “These townhomes are some of the most ornate and beautiful homes in the country. We wanted to design a building that contextually blended into the area while still distinguishing itself with a striking, Parisian facade.” Pinto and her team selected pale limestone for the facade.
It was important to incorporate French craftsmanship and style to reinforce the identity of the building,” Pinto says. “The tradition of French design is ingrained in our DNA; we are constantly reinterpreting historical references and tapping into the virtuosity of our French artisans, specializing in lacquer, metal, and wood upholstery. The elaborate ironwork entryway—the ‘Marquise shelter’—will be made of glass and iron, and a beautiful pair of custom design lanterns done by French artisans will be also part of the decor of the facade, emphasizing its elegance.” Interior hallways will be clad in Belgian granite.
An interior rendering. “We’re thinking of the building as a Parisian private mansion full of Alberto’s sense of detail and selection of noble materials,” says Pinto.
“The quality and the refinement of Alberto’s decor were legendary. He personified the haute couture of interior design,” Pinto says. “He was able to juxtapose materials with ease in a refined and luxurious way.” In the building’s baths, various types of marble and granite evoke that trademark refined luxury.
The building offers sweeping views of Manhattan from elegantly arched windows.
A garden courtyard off the building’s ground floor. “We wanted you to feel as though you are in a boutique museum in Europe,” Pinto says of the details and materials used.
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