In the November, 2013 issue, Mitchell Owens takes a look back at ten of the best in the article "Second Chances." (Click the title for the on-line version of the article). While it is no secret that I praise Mitch as one of today's best design writers, when I saw that title I thought to myself that he would be crazy if he had overlooked my architectural project decorated by Bunny Williams that had appeared in the February, 1994, issue. (If you do not recall it being featured on The Devoted Classicist blog last May, take a look here). Well, Mitch had not lost his senses, of course, and did indeed choose the Park Avenue apartment renovation for his article. (I know he does not write the captions, so I will forgive omitting my name which was included in the original article). The Entrance Hall image with those incredible painted panels commissioned especially for the space and the restored terrazzo floor is one that has received so much praise over the years that I appreciate it, of course. But it was the exceptionally large Dining Room that really had the biggest transformation into a Library that was the show-stopper for visitors to the apartment. (Since the clients only used the apartment as a pied-a-terre and always went out for dinner when in Manhattan, there was no need for a formal Dining Room). In any case, it was a real treat to see these pictures in print again. Many of my clients read Architectural Digest, so I appreciate having my work included.
|Before photo by Glenn Keyes Architects.|
After photo by Steven Brooke.
All photos are from the Conde Nast Archive.
Take a look at this and other Architectural Digest articles and blog posts by Mitchell Owens here.