OSBORNE APARTMENTS RESIDENCE

NEW YORK, NY

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, the Osborne Apartments building was designed and built by James Edward Ware in 1885. Its spacious split-level Gilded Age apartments have 14′ ceilings, period fireplace surrounds, and extensive millwork. This 3,450 SF apartment was in poor condition and suffered from some earlier, ill-conceived improvements. Our Clients wished to return the space to its original splendor and add modern conveniences. Despite the extensive challenges involved, the finished apartment is an elegant, comfortable, modern-day home.
All of the original period detailing and finishes were restored. Shutters and pocket doors were made functional again. Ungainly mid-20th century radiator enclosures were removed and the radiators stripped. Hardware was repaired and replaced where necessary. Plumbing & Electrical lines were re-run. Fireplaces were refurbished. Art lighting and central air-conditioning were discretely incorporated. Extensive new bookshelves were integrated into the existing millwork.

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  • Photo credits:
  • John O. Roen
  • SPG Architects
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