The apartment is a beautiful tapestry of owner's joie de vivre, as well as his fondness for luxe fabrics and eclectic art
Sumptuous Textiles and Art Weave the Fabric of this Charming New York Home
By Victoria Cheung
“I have breakfast overlooking a small park, surrounded by turn-of-the century townhouses and the East River, with the bridge beyond,” elucidates Hong Kong-based lawyer David Halperin of his New York apartment.
Located in Sutton Place, a peaceful pocket of Manhattan, David’s holiday home blends the convenience of city living with proximity to luxuriant greenery. It’s a beautiful tapestry of his joie de vivre, as well as his fondness for luxe fabrics and eclectic art. Memories of university days and an appreciation for early 20th-century New York architecture influenced David’s criteria for finding a home. “When I started looking for an apartment a few years ago, I knew I wanted a pre-war building, and I liked the Sutton Place building that my aunt and uncle had been living in when I was studying at Columbia. Emery Roth, one of the well-known New York architects of the early 20th century, designed the building. It had all the features of buildings characteristic of this period – high ceilings, working fireplaces, large well-proportioned rooms, a proper entry foyer and a sunken living room.” Scroll through the gallery below (Photograhy: James Smolka) to find out more: