Michael Abrams and dSpace Studio Redo an Astor Street Mansion
CLASSIC TWIST: An Astor Street mansion is returned to what it was meant to be—a luxurious single-family home.
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Dark Meets Light
“Contrast was the clients’ mantra,” Abrams explains. Juxtapositions are everywhere, including on the main staircase (left), with its white-painted spindles and an ebony-stained handrail and steps. On the second-floor landing, a gleaming built-in bench (original to the house, it was dressed up by Abrams with a new cushion and pillows) contrasts with the oak floor laid in a chevron pattern. The original banister lamp was refinished with silver leaf and a bronze glaze. A tufted-leather Moooi Smoke chair in the walnut-paneled game room (right) has a charred frame. Light gray curtains and upholstery and a few white accessories soften the look.
Photography: Nathan Kirkman
Styling: Diane Ewing