“We’ll just correct it up a very little little bit.” That is what Ashley Stark Kenner assumed when she and husband Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad, purchased a town dwelling on New York’s Upper East Aspect to make home for their developing relatives. The landmarked 19th-century constructing experienced a great deal going for it—generous dimensions, a deep yard, and, a rarity between town houses, lots of gentle. But at their 1st meeting with New York–based Lichten Architects, chat speedily shifted to “gut renovation.”
“The façade was the only thing that stayed,” Kenner states now, three several years later. “For a whilst, we didn’t have a roof. We did not have a ground. We dug out the basement, we extra a leading ground, we included terraces. If I confirmed you the right before and immediately after, you’d be like, ‘What?’”
As the senior vice president of design and innovative director at the eight-decades-previous textile titan Stark, she realized specifically what she wished. And with a totally thoroughly clean slate, she did not have to compromise. “I had a eyesight, and I caught with it,” says Kenner, contacting her aesthetic “laid-back, organic, beachy, a small bit French.”
Doing the job carefully with Kenner, architects Andrew Friedman and Kevin Lichten designed a flooring strategy that functioned for family members lifestyle and, as Friedman points out, “felt loftlike and present day but continue to like a traditional town dwelling.” That sensibility extended to the decor, spearheaded by New York business Aman & Meeks (with a hefty hand from Kenner herself). —Hannah Martin
When two born-and-bred West Coasters relocated to New York, their target was to deliver the sunny environment of a lifetime lived close to the Pacific along with them. To stave off homesickness and stay genuine to their roots, they turned to New York–based designer Young Huh to inject breezy California vibes into one of the most unlikely of areas: a significant-rise towering about one of Manhattan’s most prized locales—Central Park. “Since the clients were relocating, they questioned that I hold the design pretty light, bright, and ethereal,” Huh states of the few, who moved in order to accommodate the husband’s career in finance.” The conclude consequence? A handsome Park Avenue pad that correctly blends California spirit with a dose of New York drama.