Designer Steven Gambrel Returns a Greenwich Village Row House to Its Historic Roots

Designer Steven Gambrel Returns a Greenwich Village Row House to Its Historic Roots

Although some people might argue that Greenwich Village has sold its soul to commercial interests—just take a stroll down Bleecker Street—countless artists, writers, and musicians still make their homes in its historic row houses. The four-story redbrick charmer on these pages is a rescue, lifted from years of abuse by loving owners and the talents of designer Steven Gambrel, whose office is only a few blocks away, off Sheridan Square.

O'Neill Rose Architects Revives a Faded Townhouse on the Upper East Side

O'Neill Rose Architects Revives a Faded Townhouse on the Upper East Side

Sometimes, creating a suitably modern home requires turning back the clock. That’s what O’Neill Rose Architects did when they renovated a landmarked Romanesque Revival townhouse for a couple with three school-aged daughters. Like many city brownstones, the formerly grand five-story structure had suffered the indignities of being chopped up by developers into floor-through apartments over the years. “There were something like 20 different renovations over the course of the building’s life. We wanted to recapture its elegance, but create a totally contemporary home.”

Cricket Burns' Carnegie Hill Home is Filled with Crush-Worthy Finds

Cricket Burns' Carnegie Hill Home is Filled with Crush-Worthy Finds

For fashion editor and new-media maven Cricket Burns, life is a mix of color, memories, Mick Jagger, and Chanel. A veteran of magazine publishing, Burns has spent her career sniffing out style on a daily basis. When it came to redoing her present digs—a three-bedroom apartment in a century-old building that she shares with her family—Burns was all too happy to paint it with her characteristic broad brushstrokes.

George Stacey's Women

George Stacey's Women

Though not nearly as well known as his contemporaries, such as Billy Baldwin and Sister Parish, interior designer George Stacey had a lasting impact on 20th-century decorating—in addition to an impressive client list, as Maureen Footer points out in her new biography, just out from Rizzoli

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Not Your Basic Bookcase

Design Discoveries from New York and Beyond: Not Your Basic Bookcase

Protect your favorite reads with one of these five case goods.

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