The guest bedroom, which doubles as a den, features a yellow Pierre Paulin chair alongside a custom Donald Judd-inspired day bed. Architect Brad Sherman of Float Studio and interior designer Patrick McGrath, longtime friends, were enlisted to aid in a top-to-bottom overhaul that spanned three months and encompassed a host of impactful changes. To create the modern urban oasis Andrea had in mind, walls were removed to maximize natural light, solid doors were replaced with glass, and pre-existing molding and trim were boxed out in favor of cleaner lines and corners.
Andrea, who works as the assistant regional director of culture and entertainment for Edition Hotels, needed space to host friends, so a midcentury-inspired sunken living room—complete with cove lighting and steps that double as additional seating—was constructed to comfortably accommodate 15—or, for a party, “up to 30,” he says. The zenlike master bedroom includes a custom ryokan-style platform bed, a vintage Castiglioni light fixture, and a playful Moroccan bedspread purchased on a trip to Tangier. The apartment’s true scene-stealers, however, are pieces from Andrea’s growing collection of furniture—including standouts by Pierre Paulin, Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Mies van der Rohe, and Donald Judd—and photography (think Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Hujar, Bruce Weber, and more).
“I see this space as a tribute to my first 10 years in New York City,” he says, “and a reflection of how my tastes were influenced by the art and design community that I’ve been lucky enough to meet here.” In this apartment’s minimal master bedroom, a single suspended bulb is an elegant stand-in for a traditional bedside lamp; in the living room, cove lighting adds warmth and just the right amount of drama.
“But I also drew inspiration from the houses designed by Luis Barragan in CDMX, John Lautner in L.A., and Donald Judd in Marfa—all of which are places I love.” The apartment’s flower-laden patio overlooks the backyards of neighboring townhouses.