Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A Greenwich Village Townhouse

From Architectural Digest:

 “I love old black-and-white movies and reading about the Carnegies and the Rockefellers, the history of great houses, and all the people who lived in them,” says Earls. That being said, the couple’s aesthetic trajectory has been an evolution, one that they have eagerly followed. “Our first apartment was a dress rehearsal,” he continues, recalling a largely quiet decor. Next came a Manhattan flat that was all jewel tones, sapphire here and amethyst there, and a safari’s worth of animal prints. This time around, he describes the results as a “dream state, a perfect balance.”

The residence that the Earlses and their 10-year-old daughter, Elle, call home is part of a sprawling redbrick edifice that was formerly the historic Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Composed of several early- to mid-20th-century structures, the health care behemoth has been reborn over the last few years as Greenwich Lane, deluxe residential units created in collaboration between Rudin Earls’s legendary family of real estate developers (in partnership with the Ofer family’s Global Holdings Management Group), the Manhattan architecture firm FXFowle (now known as FXCollaborative and located in Brooklyn), and interior designer Thomas O’Brien. The couple snapped up one of the development’s town houses and then tapped their favorite decorator to outfit it for them: Alex Papachristidis, the author of The Elegant Life: Rooms That Welcome and Inspire (recently published by Rizzoli with text by myself), who also happens to be Rudin Earls’s adored uncle and a tastemaker to both sides of the young family. He worked on the town house with Fairfax & Sammons, a New York City and Palm Beach architecture firm known for its chic classicism. (Read more.)


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