In the foyer, Ivan Rizov's mural defines the ceiling and Guillaume Seignac's "The
Muse" pairs with a console.
Steven M. Hefner
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"Once you step inside, you feel as though you are floating in the clouds,"
To enter, an
elevator opens on the 17th floor to a circular foyer and bar area. Across from the ele- vator is the living room, where
a magnificent ocean view greets the eye. Working with a palette of ivory and soft yellow hues, the designers placed
traditional furnishings in intimate groupings.
"We entertain a
great deal, and wanted our guests to feel comfortable and relaxed in surroundings that have an Old World feel," Sally
In the foyer, a
mural reminiscent of a Michelangelo masterpiece defines the dome ceiling. An intricately scrolled railing echoes the
shape of the dome, creating a balcony that overlooks the lower level. Descending the stairway takes one to the home
theater and bedrooms. The adjoining bar area also looks out to the water. English-style barstools covered in cut velvet
line the curved mahogany bar.
An archway off the
bar area marks the entry to the dining room, which includes a formal area and a dining niche that Ames dubs "the little
jewel in the house." Tiebacks frame the cozy niche, where a banquette and chairs surround a rectangular pedestal table.
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