In anticipation of my trip to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show this week, I thought I would post about the April 2012 AD cover story! Visionary/designer Alfredo Paredes and writer Brad Goldfarb transformed a neglected NYC penthouse into a romantic jewel inspired by the spirit of ’20s California architecture (think stone floors and gothic arches!) Walls needed to come down to take advantage of the natural light, high ceilings, and large terrace…they started by replacing the single terrace door and four flanking windows with five arched openings (photo below)…talk about bringing the outdoors in! By adding details such as natural white oak for paneling, bookcases and cabinetry, raw plaster walls, reclaimed wood for the ceilings, and French limestone tiles for the flooring, the interior shell is now brimming with character and patina…what a refreshing and inspiring home! Please enjoy!
To read the entire AD article, click here
photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna for Architectural Digest