The architect turns a group of apartments on the Upper East Side into an elegant, free-flowing duplex with stunning Central Park views. A glass-walled penthouse showcases the living room, dining room, and kitchen of a New York City duplex renovated by Steven Harris Architects and decorated by Rees Roberts + Partners. The outdoor seating is by Dedon, while the living room chair in the foreground is vintage Milo Baughman. Indiana limestone paves both the terrace and the interior.
In the living room, vintage Harvey Probber club chairs upholstered in a Kravet fabric face a custom-made sectional sofa.
The living room’s clear table lamp is Murano glass.
Midcentury-modern–style chairs clad in an Osborne & Little fabric join a custom-made rosewood-top table in the dining area, which offers views of the Upper East Side; the light fixture, also custom made, is fashioned of interlocking pieces of vintage Murano glass.
The kitchen is outfitted with counters and cabinetry in white Corian and a Viking hood and range; the photograph at left is by Elliott Erwitt.
Wire-brushed oak lines the study, where a rosewood desk is paired with a vintage Dorothy C. Thorpe lamp; the carpet is by Revis Studio.
A Japanese wedding kimono lends a spark of color to the master bedroom, where a sculptural Isamu Noguchi floor lamp stands between the windows; Calvin Klein Home linens dress the bed, and the nightstands are by Michael Reeves.
Sheathed in wood-grain marble, the master bath features a vanity with cerused-oak doors; the shower and sink fittings are by Vola.