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AUGUST 2010

VOL. 34 NO. 8

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BORN CHIC Nobody puts a home together like Marcia and Richard Mishaan. Bettina Zilkha visits with the couple in Sagaponack and gets the lowdown on how they manage to be one of the chicest—and most philanthropic—couples around. interview by bettina zilkha photographs by eric striffler styled by cricket burns

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BEYOND THE FACADE Six of our favorite interior designers—Bunny Williams, Philip Gorrivan, Miles Redd, Milly de Cabrol, Jennifer Post and Nina Monell Morton—divulge their design philosophies, secrets and recent work.

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TEACHING TOMORROW ’S DESIGNERS Dr. Christopher Cyphers, president of the New York School of Interior Design, lays out his vision. interview by janet allon photographs by chris spinelli

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PYTS Le Bain, New York’s latest nightlife spot, makes a splash. By Peter Davis

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OBJECTS OF DESIRE Pop art madness and great house gifts.

this page Marcia Mishaan wears clothing by Brunello Cucinelli at Brunello Cucinelli East Hampton. Photographed by Eric Striffler. Styled by Cricket Burns.

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on the cover Floral dress by Christian Dior. “Om” necklace by Deepak Chopra for Chopard. Earrings by Sidney Garber. Photographed by Eric Striffler. Styled by Cricket Burns. Hair by Michael Viggue for Sally Hershberger Downtown. Makeup by Daniel Martin for The Wall Group. Photographed on location at the Mishaans’ Sagaponack home.

BOOKS Duane Hampton celebrates her late husband, Mark Hampton, in a new book from Rizzoli. By E.F. Ulmann

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WORLD ACCORDING TO . Interior designer Mica Ertegun.

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Le Bain is a Splash! New York nightlife’s new Parisian-influenced spot comes courtesy of André Balazs

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nce again, André Balazs and The Standard Hotel have re-booted Manhattan nightlife. So stop whining that it’s dead. After the club formerly known as The Boom Boom Room (and still called “Boom” by regulars) made the wee hours chic again, Balazs has teamed up with club guru/graffiti artist André Saraiva to open Le Bain, a black-tiled nightclub replete with a disco ball, a mini-pool/Jacuzzi and an AstroTurfed rooftop with waterbeds to lie on. On a sweltering hot night, the opening of Le Bain is a sexy, steamy madhouse. Le Bain is the young, wild child cousin of the swankier, loungier Boom Boom Room, which is right next door on the 18th floor. “I am trying to bring the Paris I love to New York,” Saraiva tells me. “A more casual and eclectic way of partying, where it doesn’t matter if you are old or young, rich or poor—we’re all here for the same thing, for fun and love.” Long live disco democracy! The crowd is a who’s who of New York City’s a.m./p.m. denizens. On the roof I spot: actors James Franco and Justin Theroux, artists Tom Sachs, Terence Koh and Dan Colen, as well as Terry Richardson, Rachel Zoe, Andrew Saffir, Genevieve Jones, Patrick and Liam McMullan, Eugenia Gonzalez Ruiz-Olloqui, Lorenzo Martone, Winston Lapham and girlfriend Hayley Bloomingdale, Becka Diamond, Waris Ahluwalia, Tara Subkoff, Hannah Bronfman and Annabelle Dexter-Jones, to name a handful. Alexandra Richards (who just posed nude for French Playboy) is the D.J., singer Sky Ferreira does a live performance and, by the end of the night, Saraiva is photographing cute kids skinny-dipping in the pool. Although the pool entices in such scorching heat, not every chicster is ready for a dip. “I can’t go in the pool; my hair is bleached and it will turn colors,” moans Diamond. “It’s probably for the best.” And don’t expect to catch Bronfman splashing topless in public. “Never,” she says about an impromptu swim. “Unless I was paid.” Saraiva stays until morning hours (the rooftop will serve lunch, too, and is open from 12 p.m. to 4 a.m.). “The highlight of the night is watching the sunrise from the roof terrace while kissing a beautiful girl,” he confesses. The next big Le Bain bash is a party to launch Ferragamo’s new fragrance, Attimo, meaning “moment” in Italian. And, once again, there are beaucoup Le Bain moments for the books. Dree Hemingway is the face of the fragrance, and she hangs


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pyts out with photographer Craig McDean, who shot the campaign, Ferragamo designer Massimiliano Giornetti and Giovanni Ferragamo. Bronson van Wyck is the brains behind the décor, which includes scarlet peonies and lots of naughty red lighting. This time, though, there are no late-night swimmers. “The funnest thing about the opening was the pool,” Van Wyck concludes. “The funnest thing about the Ferragamo party is that the pool has disappeared.” Le Bain is an offshoot of the Paris club, Les Bains, and Van Wyck recalls a crazy night there. “I was posted to the American Embassy there. I went to Les Bains with Christian Vadim, Cecilia Peck and Claude Chirac after a dinner celebrating Gregory Peck receiving the Legion of Honor,” he recalls. “I met a Belgian model at Les Bains. We danced there until dawn. We went to Queen and danced all day. We spent the afternoon at the Lancaster. And then we went back and did it all over again. I never saw him again. It was magnificent.”

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Ferragamo’s bash, hosted by Fabiola Beracasa (with fiancé Jason Beckman), Gaia Repossi, Chiara Clemente and Lady Alice St. Clair-Erskine, is all about flirting and fun. The roof gets so crowded that it becomes roped off at the entrance to the graffiti-filled stairwell. Still, some clever guests sneak into the elevator and make it upstairs where the crowd includes Max Snow, Victoria and Vanessa Traina, Stavros Niarchos, Meredith Ostrom, designer Joseph Altuzarra, Agyness Deyn (with a new short, short hair-did), Irina Lazereanu, Elie Tahari, Poppy de Villeneuve, Olympia Scarry, Vito Schnabel, Anne Slowey, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Todd Eberle and W’s new editor in chief, Stefano Tonchi. There are so many boldfaced names that the event boasts two Patrick McMullan photographers: Billy Farrell and Patrick himself. Rumors are swirling that The Boom Boom Room is going to become a private, members-only club, so Le Bain is well timed. Carlos Mota is ecstatic about the new it-spot. “Keep going up, André, the sky is the limit. Thanks to all the gods and André for taking all of us to a higher place,” he declares, glancing at the swimming pool. “I don’t know what’s more sexy now—the bathrooms at Boom Boom or the pool at Le Bain.” Let’s all take a midnight dip and find out. ✦


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Recent Cinema Society screenings at the Crosby Street Hotel and The Lion

The Cinema Society has been busy this summer with three especially notable releases. Presented with Verizon Blackberry Bold, its screening of Cyrus brought together Ed Burns, Darren Aronofsky, Miranda Richardson and others at the posh Crosby Street Hotel for an after-party featuring Appleton Estate cocktails. Following the showing of Multiple Sarcasms, Mira Sorvino, Alan Cumming and others, enjoyed drinks and vittles by chef John de Lucie at The Lion. Finally, with the help of UGG Australia and Grey Goose, the Cinema Society screened Paper Man, after which cinephiles Mike Myers, Hope Davis, Griffin Dunne and Johnny Weir mingled at the Crosby Street Hotel. 10 | AVENUE MAGAZINE 路 AUGUST 2010

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SUCCESS 56th Annual “Spirit of Achievement” luncheon at the Pierre Hotel

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The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University’s National Women’s Division held its 56th Annual “Spirit of Achievement” luncheon this year at the Pierre Hotel. The event celebrated prominent and successful figures in fashion, cosmetics, news and medicine, including Dennis Basso, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller, Ph.D. 1

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The Daily Beast and St. John hosted a conversation with Candace Bushnell and Tina Brown to mark the publication of Bushnell’s new book, The Carrie Diaries. After the discussion, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and book signing. Those in attendance included Sylvana Soto-Ward, Ben Widdicombe and Anait Bian, amongst others. 12 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

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IT’S AMORE New York premiere of Magnolia Pictures’ I Am Love at the SVA Theater

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Acqua di Parma and Tuttobello hosted Magnolia Pictures’ New York premiere of I Am Love with Tilda Swinton. Along with the film’s stars, Meredith Melling Burke, Cynthia Rowley, Jennifer Missoni, Lauren Remington Platt and many others enjoyed the screening before heading to Barbounia for the after-party. There, guests mingled over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while discussing the movie’s stunning cinematography and performances.

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1. Jean Shafiroff, Nicole Miller and Katlean de Monchy 2. Beth Rudin DeWoody and Jack Deamer 3. Jeffrey Silver and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

The 18th Annual DecoratorsDesigners-Dealers Sale, Auctions and Cocktail Party Gala at the Southampton Fresh Air Home The Southampton Fresh Air Home’s D-DD and Cocktail Party Gala drew guests, including Nicole Miller, Scott Currie and Tory Burch, for various auctions and home furnishings sales. This year’s chairmen were Pamela Michaelcheck, Charlotte Bonstrom Assaf, Raya Keis Knight, Lavinia Branca Snyder, Monica Belag Forman, Josephine K. Woodward, Ann R. Grimm, Linda Beck, Christl Meszkat, Gary P. Crain, Christie Hansen, James Alan Smith and Emily Chien Mahoney. 14 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

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SWEET CHARITY The National Urban Technology Center’s Annual Gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

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This year, Urban Tech’s Annual Gala honored Ambassador Carl Spielvogel and Patti LaBelle and raised $440,000. A congratulatory letter from former President Bill Clinton was read by Maurice Dubois. Guests included John Starks, Donald and Sue Newhouse, Cynthia Rowley and many others. 1

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Danielle Ganek’s book party at Dennis Basso’s Madison Avenue boutique Dennis Basso and Michael Cominotto hosted a book party to celebrate the publication of Danielle Ganek’s new novel, The Summer We Read Gatsby. Friends who came out to support the author included Nina Griscom, Ashley McDermott, Vera Wang, Muffie Potter Aston and Bettina Zilkha. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold at the event was donated to Turnaround for Children. 16 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

1. Arianna Huffington 2. Ambassador Carl Spielvogel and Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel 3. Dr. Louis Sullivan and Patti LaBelle

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FIERCE FEMMES “The Women 2.0 Media Project” luncheon at Holly Peterson’s home

With the help of co-hosts Ashley McDermott and Jennifer Buffett, Holly Peterson opened her home for a lunch with honored guest Gloria Steinem. The event brought together 40 women, including Paulina Porizkova, Juju Chang and Dr. Judith Rodin, for the introduction of PBS’s “The Women 2.0 Media Project.” Dyllan McGee and Betsy West explained the project’s goal to share dramatic stories about how women changed America, while Steinem, co-creator and active supporter, discussed its unprecedented scope: Beginning in 2012, website visitors will enjoy a video archive of 100 original interviews, and 2013 will bring a 4-hour television series.

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1. Jennifer Buffett and Dyllan McGee 2. Holly Peterson and Paulina Porzikova 3. Gloria Steinem and Tory Burch 4. Jessica Guff, Betsy West and Kyle Gibson

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CULTURE AND A CURE Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Women of Action Evening at the Asia Society and Museum

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Guests at the Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Women of Action event enjoyed the opportunity to explore the exhibitions at the Asia Society and a reception in the museum’s café, where trees were adorned with twinkle lights for the occasion. Honorees Dr. Anne Moore and Elaine Hochberg spoke of the importance of supporting the ICRF’s mission, and the evening raised funds for the new generation of cancer researchers in Israel. 1

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Mark Gilbertson’s annual cocktail party at The Plaza

Held for the first time at the Palm Court at The Plaza, Mark Gilbertson hosted his annual cocktail party to reciprocate for all the kindness, hospitality and support he has received from friends throughout the year. The guest list of just over 350 included Brian Stewart, Stephanie Krieger and Eric Javits, to name a few. The new and glamorous venue featured extra peripheral palms for privacy, and dimmed lights and votive candles set a glamorous mood. 20 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

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SHOPPING SHINDIG The MasterCard Meatpacking Shopping Event and the Next Jump Dinner at The Lion Restaurant

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BIRTHDAY BASH Theatre for a New Audience’s 30th Anniversary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday and its 30th anniversary, the Theatre for a New Audience held a gala at The Powerhouse. Guests enjoyed live music from the Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars, dinner and live and silent auctions. The sixth presentation of the Samuel H. Scripps Award honored Julie Taymor, who won a Tony for her direction of The Lion King musical, and Elliot Goldenthal, best known for his Oscarwinning score of Frida. 22 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

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Renaissance Man Duane Hampton celebrates her late husband, Mark Hampton, in a new book from Rizzoli

Right: Mark Hampton: An American Decorator by his widow, Duane Hampton, pictured left 28 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

piano, drums and auto harp, concert and opera enthusiast, avid theater and movie-goer, lecturer and teacher, renowned wit, champion debater, snappy dresser, dishwasher, diaper-changer, occasional cook and continual life of the party!” Whew! Duane, by the way, has a master’s degree in English literature, and it shows in her Homeric lists like that of Mark’s love of the whole gamut of effects of wall treatments—from marbleizing to paint that resembles mahogany and other kinds of wood. He loved “all kinds of painterly effects—sponging, stippling, strié, glazing, stenciling, Venetian plasterwork and lacquered finishes—the whole lot.” Mark reveled in a client like Mrs. Prentis Hale of San Francisco who told him that for her drawing room curtains she wanted “the whole enchilada.” She got strié silk with tassels, fringes, rosettes, bows and tiebacks. As Michelangelo had the patronage of Lorenzo the Magnificent and the Medici popes, Mark was lucky to have had some of the richest clients in the period of the greatest wealth

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t seems only yesterday that Mark Hampton was among us. Town & Country wrote that he was “America’s best known and most-admired interior designer.” Paige Rense of Architectural Digest said, “His knowledge of the decorative arts was unparalleled, and he conducted his career in a way that gave stature to all those involved in interior design and decoration.” He died 12 years ago at the early age of 58, much mourned by friends and clients among the cognoscenti of what constitutes the beau monde. Now his widow Duane Hampton has written a charming and witty appreciation of her husband accompanied by a comprehensive portfolio of his work in a magnificently illustrated edition from Rizzoli: Mark Hampton: An American Decorator. The book was released in April, and a second edition is already in the works. Anyone with any interest in the history of decorative arts will want a copy for his or her library. Duane underscores for those who knew, and those who might not have, the remarkable intelligence and knowledge Mark Hampton brought to his work. Although brought up in small-town Indiana, he was well-traveled and had a profound appreciation of the great houses, monuments and museums here and abroad. Furthermore, he had an undergraduate degree in European history, and a master’s in art history, specializing in the Italian Renaissance. To speak of which, he was early recognized by his fellow students as a Renaissance man. Duane writes, “In addition to his career in decorating, he was also an art and architectural historian, draftsman, painter, world traveler, reader, writer, museum haunter, gardener, photographer, dancer, singer and lyricist, player of


creation since the Gilded Age. (There’s a client list of Rabelaisian extravagance in the back with the names of every grandee you’ve ever heard of.) Some might say that rich people with taste are as rare as the Galapagos blue-footed booby, but those who had it sought out Mark Hampton. He combined his love and knowledge of history with his own intuitive sense of taste, refusing to be pigeonholed into a trademark style. He created designs that suited his clients, from sleek modernism to comfortable English country house to over-the-top magnificence. But there was never a doubt that he was an American decorator. He was engaged by three presidents: Carter, Reagan and G.H.W. Bush, and worked on the White House, Camp David and Blair House, the presidential guest house. Mayor Koch asked him to spruce up Gracie Mansion. He re-did the American Academy in Rome. As Duane writes, Mark applied his “untrademarked brand of crisp, comfortable eclecticism to houses, apartments, hotels, clubs and offices, with the occasional castle, statehouse, college meeting room, villa, museum or airplane thrown in— even a private railroad car.” He was a Renaissance man. Mark Hampton: An American Decorator is a tribute to his genius and a splendid archive of his work. ✦

ABOVE © MARK HAMPTON INC. ARCHIVES; LEFT © JOHN HALL; RIGHT © PETER VITALE

Hampton was engaged by three presidents: Carter, Reagan and G.H.W. Bush, and worked on the White House, Camp David and Blair House, the presidential guest house. Mayor Koch asked him to spruce up Gracie Mansion.

Above: A modern and graphic space for Reginald Farr in New York. Left: White walls display varied artworks at Susan and Carter Burden’s River House in New York. Right: An expansive front hall in Sue and Hayden Cutler’s Forth Worth, Texas, home showcases 18th-century antiques. AUGUST 2010 · AVENUE MAGAZINE | 29


AT HOME WITH THE

MISHAANS photographed by ERIC STRIFFLER

styled by CRICKET BURNS

Everyone who knows them is in awe of Marcia and Richard Mishaan’s sense of style. It accompanies them everywhere—on exotic travels and in their beautiful homes. Marcia manages to look glamorous even when she is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Add to this their generous work on behalf of children with mental health issues, tireless championing of Central Park, as well as a host of environmental issues, and it’s clear why the couple is on everyone’s A-List. Style writer Bettina Zilkha recently caught up with Marcia for a chat in their home on the South Fork. Hair by MICHAEL VIGGUE FOR SALLY HERSHBERGER DOWNTOWN Makeup by DANIEL MARTIN FOR THE WALL GROUP

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Photographed on location at the Mishaan residence in Sagaponack

Pale blue kaftan and flower wrap bracelet, both by Ranjana Khan. “Om” necklace by Deepak Chopra for Chopard and “Four Leaf Clover” pendant necklace by Chopard. Diamond peace sign necklace by Sidney Garber. Vintage Bulgari diamond ring worn throughout. AUGUST 2010 · AVENUE MAGAZINE | 31


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arcia and Richard Mishaan make a brilliant creative team. Their superb home in Sagaponack is an oasis of uplifting calm, welcoming and perfectly conceived without taking itself too seriously. One walks in and is immediately taken by the airy feel and powerful art and objects. They are contemporary art collectors, with their favorite pieces beautifully displayed throughout their homes in New York City and Long Island. Much of the furniture was designed by Richard himself. Clean lines and a sense of sophistication abound. Marcia is a beauty with an innate sense of style. She has traveled extensively, and has incorporated the aesthetics of various cultures in the way she expresses herself through design, fashion and art. Most of her time, however, is spent on bringing up her two adorable children, Nicholas and Alexandra, and on her deep and committed involvement in several charities, most notably the Child Mind Institute for children who struggle with depression, autism, learning disabilities and a host of other children’s mental health issues. She has been a tireless advocate for better understanding of, and education for, children who differ from the norm. She has also climbed Kilimanjaro twice, most recently with 13-yearold Alexandra for some mother and daughter bonding time. She is warm and wise, with a terrific sense of humor. I caught up with Marcia to try to get a sense of how she balances it all and makes it look so easy. BETTINA ZILKHA: Your home is

“Richard and Marcia are ying and yang, polar opposites. She is Canadian cool. He is Colombian caliente. She is athletic. He is aesthetic. She loves the outdoors. He lives in a world of interiors.” —Pamela Fiori

extraordinary—elegant, welcoming and contemporary at the same time. You and Richard designed it yourselves, quite an undertaking! What was the thought process behind it, and how long did it take you to build? MARCIA MISHAAN: It took three years to build the house. We enjoyed the process because we really put our heart into every detail, and it paid off. BZ: The décor is striking. I dream of owning a home designed by Richard. Do the two of you share the same aesthetic sense? If so, was that always the case or did it happen over time? MM: I leave the lighting and the architectural aspects to Richard. I do, however, love to

contribute. The décor is always changing because we like to collect art and souvenirs from our travels so we can incorporate them into our homes. I also like to design textiles and rugs, and have done so many times for our homes. Opposite: Grey jeans by James Jeans Dry Aged Denim at Bergdorf Goodman. T-shirt by Sea. Silver shoes by Miu Miu. All necklaces from Marcia’s own collection, assembled during her travels to India and China. 32 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010


Opposite page: Black embroidered vest by Givenchy. Black shorts by Theory. Silver shoes by Gucci. Ring by Lotus Arts de Vivre. Necklaces by The Woods at Into the Woods boutique, Aspen, Colo. Carpet design by Marcia Mishaan. Right: Clothing by Brunello Cucinelli at Brunello Cucinelli East Hampton. Rosecut diamond necklace by Bochic. Interiors: Design by Richard Mishaan. Pieces, pictured above left and below right, collected during Marciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s travels to India and China.


“Richard and Marcia are extraordinary people, gorgeous but substantive—a rare combination. Most of all, they are passionate about what they believe in.” —Brooke Neidich BZ: Your art collection is brilliant, in my humble opinion.

BZ: Few women have a sense of style as striking as yours.

Who are your favorite artists and why?

There is nothing studied about it; it’s clear that it comes naturally to you. If I had to define it, I would call it “sexy, bohemian chic.” What inspires your wardrobe?

MM: Honestly, I love so many artists and their work.

I particularly enjoy the art when I know the artists personally. I love to draw and to take photos, and as an art student I can appreciate what’s involved in producing the work. BZ: You and Richard are the perfect hosts. What is the secret to throwing a successful dinner party? MM: I am blessed to have

great friends of all nationalities and ages and a variety of interests. I have friends who are interested in medical- and sciencerelated fields, friends who are interested in child psychology and others who are involved in saving and contributing to nature. There are those who are great companions when I run or do athletics. I love to introduce them to one another and see them enjoy one another. Generosity of spirit is what it takes to put together a good group.

MM: I love to travel. I love

to explore the craft markets and find things that are handcrafted and that represent other cultures and exemplify other people’s skills. When I get dressed and put these things on, I am transported to foreign places. I love the textiles, accessories or objects I come across. I also love the simple act of engaging with the people who create these things. I love things most when they are beautifully detailed. I look for things that are timeless, and I wear them for years. BZ: You are brilliant at accessorizing your outfits. How do you shop for accessories? MM: I find inspiration

through my travels. I am intrigued to see how women of many cultures put themselves together,

“Richard and Marcia are a fantastic, curious couple who love traveling with their children to experience different cultures. When Marcia and I visited Haiti together, I saw firsthand her philanthropic spirit and love of adventure.” —Tory Burch Opposite: Floral dress by Christian Dior. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent. “Om” necklace by Deepak Chopra for Chopard. Above: Beaded jacket by Oscar de la Renta. White T-shirt by Barbara Bui. White jeans by Ralph Lauren. White shoes by Azzedine Alaïa. Hoop earrings by Bottega Veneta. Rose-cut diamond bracelets by Bochic. AUGUST 2010 · AVENUE MAGAZINE | 37


what colors they wear, the accessories they have. I find my own style is influenced by women throughout the world. I also think one learns as one goes along. The freedom to explore, play and experiment is what makes it all come together. I never have time to fuss, so when I put something together, I commit to it. BZ: Tell me about the Child Mind Institute. What motivated you to become involved? What

do you, and the foundation, hope to achieve? MM: Brooke Neidich and Harold Koplewicz are truly dedicated to this cause. I know that when families discover, or for that matter, are never able to diagnose something that may be affecting their child, their lives become unsettled and difficult. I am happy to contribute to others who are not able to give their kids the same care I give mine. I also learn a great deal from people in these fascinating fields, so it’s a win-win situation. BZ: You are also involved

with the Central Park Conservancy—no surprise, considering your love of the environment and nature. What is your favorite aspect of this charity?

“Marcia has the best sense of style of anyone I know. It is a deeply personal one. She mixes things that she has brought back from the most beautiful places with everyday basics that she manages to make suddenly chic.” —Claude Wasserstein

MM: I grew up with a love of and appreciation for the outdoors; I guess I am technically a tree hugger. I love to run and to walk my dogs [there], so nothing gives me a better feeling than to contribute to the park. I also love everyone involved with the park. It is a great group of women with a purpose and a dedication that allows them to accomplish a great deal. I also feel I should contribute to the park; in the end it can be seen as a bill to maintain our garden in the city and I would have a similar bill if I lived in the suburbs. BZ: Nutrition and organic food are two of your interests. You co-created Susie’s Supper Club so kids and adults can order healthy, well-balanced meals at home. How did the idea for the company evolve? MM: Susie’s Supper Club is something that comes from the heart. I was educated to be conscious of what I put into my body and taught that preventive medicine is the best way to think about health. My friend Claude [Wasserstein] and I have the same views about nutrition and its effects on our families. That is why we teamed up with Susie to produce a product that is delicious to eat and that keeps us all healthy and strong. It started as an alternative for busy New York parents who wanted to spend quality time with their children instead of grocery shopping and cooking all evening. But the client base now includes adults and young professionals who have no time to cook but do not want to settle for fattening pre-cooked food.

BZ: You clearly love animals—two cats, a dog and some sheep by Lalanne can be found roaming around your property. Can you tell me about the plaster cows that you keep outside? MM: I love animals in every form. I like all things in nature. Animals add so much to our lives.

The cows are just a minor detail that completes our Green Acres sensibility. I think when you take yourself too seriously, you lose your spontaneity—and then, where would you be? ✦ Opposite: Black embroidered vest by Givenchy. Black shorts by Theory. Silver shoes by Gucci. Ring by Lotus Arts de Vivre. Necklaces by The Woods at Into the Woods boutique, Aspen, Colo. 38 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010


Designer Secrets Behind the facades of Manhattan’s grandest apartment buildings lie some of the most exquisite homes in the world. And behind every great home is a great designer. Everyone wants to know the hidden resources and current obsessions of the city’s most soughtafter interior tastemakers. Where do they shop? What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? This month, we made a short, but incredibly varied, list of our favorite designers—Bunny Williams, Philip Gorrivan, Miles Redd, Milly de Cabrol, Jennifer Post and Nina Monell Morton—and posed the questions you’ve always been dying to ask. 40 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010


Bunny Williams Bunny Williams Inc. BeeLine Home

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? I am obsessed with well-proportioned, beautifully detailed sofas. Most sofas today are too deep, filled with too many cushions, and almost swallow anyone who sits on them. The Nailhead sofa in my BeeLine Home Collection is the perfect depth, has a tight back, a handsome scalloped apron and nailhead trim. For the upcoming BeeLine Home Collection II, I have just designed the “Gigi” sofa, a more feminine version with a gilt-finished, contemporary curved base, a tight-channeled back and a distinct Parisian flair. How have people’s tastes evolved in the last few years? Today, most people want simpler homes. Clients are more interested in art and quality furniture. Elaborate decoration is out. Simple backgrounds with a mixture of interesting furniture suitable to one’s lifestyle is the basis of design today. Clients want houses they can really live in and interiors that fit their lifestyles. What’s your secret weapon, website or source? I am not telling anyone my secrets . . . but 1stdibs does take up a lot of my evenings. Traveling to find new sources is the way we relax!

Below: Bunny Williams at work

Bunny Williams

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FRITZ VON DER SCHULENBURG

Opposite page: A sunny color scheme keeps this Hamptons living room bright even when the fog rolls in. Well suited to family living, there are areas to relax or entertain house guests. Cotton and linen fabrics feature stripes, checks and Indian prints. The rug is from Morocco.

Bunny Williams

Below: A pair of urns hold palm trees that divide the space and show the height of this grand living room. The English Gothic-style console table and 18thcentury gilt wood chairs draw the eye.

Where do you buy furniture? I find furniture on my travels to Paris, London and Belgium. At home, I travel the Internet, and especially love 1stdibs. I spend most of my time shopping, shopping, shopping. Whenever I am in a city, I always try to find the best shops. Auction houses are another of my favorite sources. What’s your latest fabric find? In addition to Suzanne Rheinstein’s fabric collection for Lee Jofa, I adore the collections of Carolina Irving, Peter Dunham and Robert Kime, and anything from Rogers & Goffigon. What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? The most important piece of furniture in a room is the piece that makes you stop and say, “Oh my, that is fabulous!”

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What was your biggest decorating disaster? Ordering the wrong expensive wallpaper because of the confusion of the number on the sample. What is the strangest request you’ve ever had? No request is strange if it is something a client really wants. It is up to the designer to make the request seem natural.

DAVID SUNDBERG/ESTO

Left: The living room of this New York apartment shows the importance of scale in a large space. An over-sized, carved Italian mirror, grand 1950s lacquer screen and Italian sofa are all in proportion to the high ceilings and deep crown moldings. A 19thcentury French chair is upholstered in a printed linen à la Matisse.


“The most important piece of furniture in a room is the piece that makes you stop and say, ‘Oh my, that is fabulous!” —Bunny Williams

When did you feel like you arrived? Arrived where? The most important moment to me is seeing the thrill of a client seeing a completed project and having the feeling that I have fulfilled their dreams. Who are your biggest influences? Albert Hadley, Sister Parish, Pauline de Rothschild, Frances Elkins and Nancy Lancaster. Do you live the way you decorate? Explain. Mostly, but I would say that for my own homes, there is less decoration. In my upcoming book, Scrapbook for Living (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, November 2010), The intimate photographs and text illustrate all the small moments that help personalize a home: books, collections, artwork, flowers, pets, spots to relax, rooms to entertain. My houses are filled with the things that I love and that welcome me and everyone who visits the minute they walk in the door.


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Philip Gorrivan

Philip Gorrivan

Philip Gorrivan Design

Above: Philip Gorrivan

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? At the moment, I am obsessed with groupings of unusual objects, whether man-made or natural, such a minerals, rusty gears, shovels—you name it, as long as they are unusual and decorative. How have people’s tastes evolved in the last few years? I think people are much more comfortable with color and pattern, whether it’s a traditional or modern setting. What’s your secret weapon, website or source? We have so many sources, including online: 1stdibs is always a favorite. Where do you buy furniture? When we are not designing custom furniture for our clients, we often source good vintage and antique pieces. What’s your latest fabric find? I just finalized my latest collection of fabrics for Duralee/ Highland Court. This collection is a departure from the previous, a lot more casual and subtle. During the course of putting the collection together, we experimented with some newer techniques with the mills, which I’m very excited about. Can’t wait to share!

Opposite page: For this boy’s room in New York City, Gorrivan wanted to create a modern-day “cabinet of curiosities.”


Philip Gorrivan

“Never cut costs on a paint job. You always get what you pay for, and a paint job is the first thing people notice.” —Philip Gorrivan

Opposite page: The entry gallery of this Carnegie Hill apartment in New York City features black lacquered walls and evokes 1930s high style à la The Carlyle. Right: Gorrivan brought 20th-century glamour to this contemporary master bedroom in New York City. Below: Color and luxury in a Park Avenue living room.

What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? Comfortable seating is paramount. What was your biggest decorating disaster? Never cut costs on a paint job. You always get what you pay for, and a paint job is the first thing people notice. What is the strangest request you’ve ever had? We get strange requests all the time; they usually have to do with pets. When did you feel like you arrived? Probably when I was profiled by House & Garden magazine as one of their “tastemakers” of the year. I used to always admire that issue and fantasize about that distinction. The other instance was when I got picked up by private jet to visit a client’s project. Who are your biggest influences?I have always admired the work of Tony Duquette, Jean-Michel Frank, JeanCharles Moreau and David Hicks. Do you live the way you decorate? Explain. Absolutely, our apartment is “done,” as they say, and we use every inch of it. Though I love color and pattern, you wont see much in the current space. Sometimes we all need a break!


Miles Redd

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Miles Redd Miles Redd LLC

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? I cannot do anything without trays and screens. How have people’s tastes evolved in the last few years? I think taste is getting better, more informed, more daring, more refined. What’s your secret weapon, website or source? All the auction houses—such treasures. Where do you buy furniture? Mostly New York—a shoppers dream. From flea markets, to shops, to auction houses, the key is diversity! What’s your latest fabric find? I am loving the new Oscar de la Renta line at Lee Jofa. What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? Something good!

Above: Shutters and striped awnings add a dash of chic to a Federal townhouse Below: Miles Redd


“Taste is getting better, more informed, more daring, more refined.” —Miles Redd Above, left: Brown and cream stripes create a graphic backdrop for a collection of drawings and paintings. Above, right: The mirrored bathroom by David Adler, originally designed for the Armour family, was rescued from demolition by Redd and installed in his Nolita townhouse. Below: The impressive bed was borrowed from Redd’s mentor, Bunny Williams, who has the original by Serge Roche.

What was your biggest decorating disaster? Sofas not going through doorways. What is the strangest request you’ve ever had? A secret door to escape from pets. When did you feel like you arrived? Not yet. Who are your biggest influences? Oscar and Annette de la Renta. Do you live the way you decorate? Explain. Yes—it’s called style and makes you get up in the morning! AUGUST 2010 · AVENUE MAGAZINE | 49


QUESTIONS FOR . . . Milly de Cabrol

Milly de Cabrol

MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

Milly de Cabrol

Milly de Cabrol Ltd.

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? The antique evil eye charm purchased by my son on vacation abroad. It lays on the console in my entry to ward off bad karma. I have evil eyes everywhere! How have people’s tastes evolved in the last few years? We are living in a global world. People are embracing a more eclectic sense of design. They are using fabrics with ethnic patterns, textures and colors. What’s your secret weapon, website or

source? I can always find what I am looking for on 1stdibs or Peter Dunham’s Hollywood at Home. Great sources for unique furniture and fabric. Where do you buy furniture? My go-tos here in New York are John Saladino for upholstery, especially sofas, Mecox for furniture sold off the floor and Holly Hunt for custom lighting and furniture. What’s your latest fabric find? I love the fabric lines designed by Lisa Fine and Carolina Irving.


What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? Sofas and library shelves, whether built-in or free-standing like an étagère. Books make the room—they are warm, decorative and personal. What is the strangest request you’ve ever had? Fireproof fabric for a sofa in a house (the type of fabric you are required to use by law on private jets). I don’t know if the client was planning on her sofa catching on fire . . .

Who are your biggest influences? Mongiardino—his craftsmanship and attention to detail. Do you live the way you decorate? Explain. My look as a decorator is undecorated—and that is the way that I live!

GILLES BENSIMON

Above: The client wanted a contemporary look for this triplex apartment in the Meatpacking District, and de Cabrol made sure the interior design would not take away from the panoramic view. Cappellini Hi Pad Chairs surround a 1970s vintage Albrizzi table from Liz O’Brien. Below: A red wall and brown and red carpet from The Rug Company add a splash of color to this downtown loft. A Noguchi coffee table, vintage 1970s Danish sofa and Cappellini Low Pad Chairs offset photography by Brazilian artist Araquém Alcântara.

GILLES BENSIMON

When did you feel like you arrived? I have never felt like I’ve arrived!

“Books make the room—they are warm, decorative and personal.” —Milly de Cabrol

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MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

Milly de Cabrol


MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

MIGUEL FLORES-VIANNA

Opposite page, above: In this Upper East Side living room, a sofa covered in hot pink fabric and an old Suzani pops against ivory walls. The round gilded coffee table is from the antique store, End of East. The modern painting from Paul Kasmin Gallery provides a contemporary contrast to the antique fabrics and rugs, purchased in Morocco. Pillows from The Rug Company. Opposite page, below: Books, a favorite of de Cabrolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, give color to any room. Small pictures on these shelves add further contrast. The round table was found at a Paris flea market and is covered in old Indian cloth. Watercolors by Jane Stubbs from Bergdorf Goodman. This page: In this landmarked L.A. building, de Cabrol employed an eclectic style, using a chair and antique Suzani from Nathan Turnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s L.A. shop and artistic photography by Oberto Gili.


Jennifer Post

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? I am focusing on mixing sculpture in my workâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the juxtaposition between modern, elegant architecture and sculpture exemplifies the sophistication/casualness in the smart and elegant interiors I build. How have peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tastes evolved in the last few years? The people who come through my doors are more design-educated, and that tends to govern their taste and expectations.

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Jennifer Post Jennifer Post Design

Above: An elegantly tailored, immaculately conceived, 8,000square-foot duplex penthouse features custom design work, including beautiful floors and limestone wall accents. Right: Jennifer Post Opposite page: A custom-designed staircase makes a bold statement.


Jennifer Post

What’s your secret weapon, website or source? 1stdibs and all the traveling I do. Where do you buy furniture? I custom design it. What’s your latest fabric find? Cashmere and cashmere blend fabrics that are reasonably priced. What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? A beautiful rug and gorgeous piece of art. What was your biggest decorating disaster? Not checking the elevator before delivery. What is the strangest request you’ve ever had? Can you take this bedroom space and create a room for my dog?

This page: Post employed a playful and architectural use of color in this residence overlooking Central Park West. Dynamic, strong and tailored, the space reflects the energy of the fun family who lives here. Opposite page: This 5,000square-foot residence with views of Central Park displays the modern art collection of the young couple who calls it home. Post used a sophisticated palette of dark chocolate and soft cashmere grays, with gray limestone floors throughout, to showcase the bold artworks.


When did you feel like you arrived? When Paige Rense, the editor of Architectural Digest, accepted me into her AD Top 100 List. Also, when Margaret Russell first published my work in Elle Decor—I knew then that she believed in me. Who or what are your biggest influences? My travel experiences, my parents and my private solitary journeys through nature. Do you live the way you decorate? Explain. Yes, most definitely: clean, elegant and minimal.

“The people who come through my doors are more design educated [than before].” —Jennifer Post


Nina Monell Morton

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Nina Monell Morton NVM Interiors

What (interior design objects) are you obsessed with right now? Linen furniture in any color, but especially something bright and vibrant! How have people’s tastes evolved in the last few years? I think people’s tastes have become more eclectic. There are so many resources at our fingertips so we have been exposed to many more cultures and styles of decorating. You no longer need to be an avid traveler to experience new styles; you can do it right in your living room, on your computer. The Internet really has made the world smaller! What’s your secret weapon, website or source? As a twentysomething, I have found the Internet a secret weapon in and of itself— there is so much out there! I often peruse blogs for inspiration.

Above: Nina Monell Morton Opposite page, above: A playroom in a Madison Avenue home is child-friendly yet sophisticated. The apartment doesn’t enjoy a tremendous amount of natural light, so the client asked Morton to make it look brighter. She chose a very soft tone for the walls and selected a chic chandelier from 1stdibs that gives off a lot of light. Opposite page, below: For this Upper East Side residence, Morton’s clients wanted a light, airy, sophisticated and serene living room. A soft blue and gray palette enhances the natural light that floods the room during the day. The curtain fabric is an ikat from Brunschwig & Fils that inspired the rest the room’s design.


Currently, I have been checking out www.designspongeonline.com a n d www.apartmenttherapy.com. Where do you buy furniture? Guy Regal Limited for antiques and 1stdibs for more contemporary things! What’s your latest fabric find? I was recently walking down Orchard Street in the Lower East Side when I stumbled upon a fabric shop called Belraf Fabrics. I found a beautiful green linen print, which was pretty much a knock-off of an ikat, but gorgeous all the same. The best part was it only cost $80 for nine yards of fabric! What’s the most important piece of furniture in a room? A room should incorporate one statement piece and one whimsical piece. What was your biggest decorating disaster? A client wanted a 3-D television because it is the latest technology. It arrived and had the clearest picture I’ve ever seen. Then the glasses came, they put them on and nothing happened! The 3-D bit does not work!

DAVID PALER

When did you feel like you arrived? When I had to pay a lot in sales tax!

“You no longer have to be an avid traveler to experience new styles. You can do it right in your living room, on your computer.” —Nina Monell Morton

Who or what are your biggest influences? My grandmother, my mother, old ’50s movies, Slim Aarons and Mark Hampton. Do you live the way you decorate? I like my home to be comfortable and functional. I think that reflects my approach to decorating. I don’t ever want my clients to walk into their living room and feel like they can’t relax in their own


Educating Tomorrow’s Designers The New York School of Interior Design has illustrious alums like Mariette Himes Gomez, Mica Ertegun, Anne Eisenhower, Barbara Ostrom, Rose Tarlow, Alexandra Stoddard, Ted C. C. Odom, David Scott, Robert Metzger, Elizabeth Nesbitt Shean and more. But the venerable institution is not resting on its laurels. Its new president,

Dr. Christopher Cyphers, is giving it a thoroughly modern update. He recently chatted with AVENUE about the school’s new programs, new focus on “green” design and brand new building downtown.

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AVENUE: You have just completed your second year as president of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). What have been your primary concerns during that time? CHRISTOPHER CYPHERS: Over the past two years, my focus has been on growth. During that time, five new programs have been approved by the state. They look at design beyond the residential with a greater emphasis on what we call contract design, which is commercial, institutional and retail. This is really where the jobs are in this economy, so we are training students to tackle design in a larger context . . . not just the homeowner and his family, but also doctors’ offices, retail spaces and so on. Sustainability is another focus. I believe in this deeply. Having read Thomas Friedman’s books, like The World is Flat, I find the argument very compelling. We have diminishing natural resources and a population explosion in the developing world. Among other things, we need to rethink how we approach the built environment. We have woven this concept throughout our curricula and are also offering a one-year masters’ program in sustainable design. AVENUE: Can you give our readers a quick explanation of

what sustainable design is? CC: Sustainable design can be defined as doing as little damage to the natural environment as possible, and using materials and finishes that do as little damage to the people using the space. This means everything from using low-vapor/low-toxicity paints to using of natural daylight, implementing light harvesting techniques and using LED lighting. It includes using carpet tiles made of recycled materials as well as using reclaimed materials of all sorts, including wood and metal. Something else to consider is


Right: Dr. Christopher Cyphers, president of the New York School of Interior Design

using low-flow toilets and other fixtures. Some buildings are using collected rainwater for cooling and heating systems and for irrigation in order to water plants on the roof and inside. All of these techniques diminish carbon output by taking things that have seemingly reached the end of their useful lives and giving them a new use. We encourage students to incorporate these ideas into their designs. I think we are coming to a time when all new commercial buildings will have to meet certain sustainability criteria. AVENUE: I understand you are building a new graduate center.Will that meet sustainability criteria? CC: Yes, we are building a new

40,000-square-foot graduate center on Park Avenue South, and our aim is to achieve what is called a LEED-CI designation of Gold, which the second highest rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. All lighting will be LED lighting, no incandescent lighting anywhere. There will even be a system with sensors in the windows that register daylight coming through and appropriately adjust the lighting inside. We are using carpet tiles, which are two-foot by two-foot squares that require no adhesive and are made out of recycled materials. Elsewhere, there will be rubber flooring using recycled non-toxic substances such as used tires. There is a lot of glass in the interior space in order to maximize sunlight. The list goes on with low-flow water fixtures and toilets,

low-toxicity paint. We are even using building materials such as reclaimed wood from barns and such within 500 miles of New York City. We are also implementing a recycling program that uses a water-cooled HVAC system and requiring that cleaning services must use non-toxic or “green” products. AVENUE: How is sustainability woven into the curriculum? CC: At the graduate level, designers and architects are

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Left: Dr. Cyphers, left, reviews plans for NYSID’s new building on Park Avenue South.

“I think we are coming to a time when all new commercial buildings will have to meet certain sustainability criteria.” —Dr. Christopher Cyphers

Sustainable Interior Environments. In 2011, we will have a oneyear masters’ program in Interior Lighting Design, since lighting and sustainability go hand in hand. In fall 2009, we launched the three-year MFA developed for people without a design background. The people who are applying not only want to be designers but also desire to improve the world through design. Some have an interest in the developing world and have traveled to Africa and Asia. Looking at application essays clearly shows just how important “green” design is. These new programs join our existing MFA program in interior design—a two-year, post-professional design program that is small and intimate. There have been a record number of applications for that. An interesting statistic is that in New York City, buildings contribute 73 percent of all carbon output, and most have oil-fired furnaces. So there is an opportunity to really make a difference here.

AVENUE: Tell us your thoughts on the state of the interior

design industry today.

on the walls. On the other hand, HGTV has created the impression that anyone can do design, and can do it in 30 minutes. One of the challenges is getting people to understand the difference between decoration and design, with the latter focusing on how people interact with the built environment. AVENUE: You mentioned focusing on commercial interior design. Where else do you see interior design job growth? CC: With the aging Baby Boom generation, designers need to

think how they can design homes for a population that is looking to downsize, and who may be less mobile. Designers can also think about assisted living facilities, hospitals, schools, courthouses, public buildings and retirement communities.

CC: It is a very exciting time for the interior design industry.

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AVENUE: How have your students and the applicant pool changed in recent years? CC: For the most part, they are younger; many are applying

right after high school. Traditionally, NYSID had been a place for career-changers and for people decorating their own homes. Now we are seeing people who see a degree from NYSID as a pathway to a long and serious design career. ✦

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Economically, it has been the worst of times, but it has also been the best of times in the sense that there is greater awareness that design is important, that it is a profession and a serious business. The likes of HGTV—which designers both hate and love—has something to do with the increased awareness. They love it because people are thinking about design and realizing that it’s not just about what color paint you put


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THIS FALL, AVENUE will once again transform the Park Avenue Armory into the destination for antiques, art and jewelry with the long-established Antiques & Art at the Armory Show, taking place from September 29 to October 3. This extraordinary event will present a multitude of world-class dealers, offering something for every interest. The show features an extensive selection of the finest quality items, including 17th-century through mid-century modern furniture; period, modern and contemporary art; antique silver; Russian antiquities; export porcelain; objets de vertu; antique, estate and contemporary jewelry; antique clocks and much more. We asked show dealers to share a few of the many extraordinary items that will be available. A more extensive preview and full show information, including Royal Oak Foundation lectures and discussions with leading designers, can be found at www.avenueshows.com. As the first show of the New York fair season and the first major social event on the calendar, Antiques & Art at the Armory is sure to be the talk of the town.

sabbadini Important 8.88-carat Kashmir sapphire mounted on titanium with diamonds and green garnets. “This Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring represents the Sabbadini style. The combination of colors is extraordinary and the mounting is designed on two ‘levels,’ with a full pave diamond motif beneath this beautiful sapphire. The green garnets add a touch of novelty.” —Pierandrea Sabbadini of Sabbadini

pat saling Black enamel flower brooch with diamond center and a delicately carved coral hand adorned with diamond, gold and black enamel bracelets. “This was a unique series by Cartier in the 1930s symbolizing love and romance during a time when most of their designs were less whimsical and more architectural in style.” —Pat Saling of Pat Saling New York

milord antiques This center table is part of a six-piece set of furniture by Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940). Walnut and ebonised wood, inlaid with pewter, copper, brass and bone, is fitted with hammered copper reliefs and upholstered with vellum. Turin, Italy, circa 1902. “The wonderful pieces by Carlo Bugatti function as much as works of art or sculpture as furniture. Similar to Tiffany, their design and craftsmanship inspire images of exotic, fantastical worlds.” —Francis Lord of Milord Antiques

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french country living An exceptional, carved wood Gustavian canape with lions’ heads, original cushions and painted decoration. Attributed to master carver Ephraim Stahl (1794-1820). Sweden, circa 1790. “An example of timeless and serene design selected for the interiors of today.” —Rebecca Hill of French Country Living


m.s. rau antiques Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), Nature morte aux fraises. Oil on canvas, French. Signed “Renoir” (upper left). Painted in 1908. “The still life gave Renoir the most joy and freedom; it is the truest expression of his legendary talent.” —Bill Rau of M.S. Rau Antiques

fleur An elegant pair of etched glass and giltwood sunburst mirrors. France, 1950s. “These sun-themed mirrors are encircled by a floral design etching. The giltwood ‘rays’ alternate with triangular-shaped, beveled mirror.” —Alexandra White of Fleur

the silver fund Top: An important pair of five light sterling silver candelabra designed by Georg Jensen in 1919. Below: An 18-karat gold Van Cleef & Arpels mesh-work box and compact with diamond encrusted thumbpieces. France, circa 1940s. “This is an amazing time for those serious about forming an important collection. Astoundingly good pieces are entering the market now, including signature examples of 20th-century design from Georg Jensen, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jean E. Puiforcat, Antonio Pineda and others. These continue to inspire collectors to add to their wish lists.” —Michael James of The Silver Fund

william cook A rare William and Mary marquetry and oyster veneered chest of drawers. Circa 1690. “This exceptional piece illustrates the important influence of William and Mary in the development and changing of English design and cabinet making.” —Bill Cook of William Cook

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avenue’s LEGAL ELITE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAW AND WHAT PUTS THEM AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME

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his month, AVENUE teamed up with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell to present readers with a list of the city’s top attorneys in real estate, bankruptcy and trust and estates. Those who made the cut have all received an AV Preeminent rating—the highest Peer Review Rating available. Whether selecting a firm to meet your personal and professional legal needs or seeking to validate credentials, our list provides the information you’ll need to obtain the best representation out there.

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PATRICIA KANTOR edwards angell palmer & dodge llp

EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE LLP pkantor@eapdlaw.com 212.912.2770

Patti Kantor has been active in real estate and corporate law for more than 25 years, having started her practice representing hundreds of tenant associations in New York City during the cooperative and condominium housing conversion boom of the early 1980s. Her practice quickly expanded to include real estate developers and investors, and now runs the gamut of residential and commercial transactions in New York and throughout the country, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, financing (representing both lenders and borrowers), restructurings, workouts and project development. Kantor’s clients include cooperative and condominium boards, hotels, educational institutions, restaurants, investors and developers, brokers, corporate tenants and individuals. In her corporate practice, Kantor concentrates on small and family-owned businesses, providing them with general corporate legal advice and overseeing more complex transactions. She has served as a trusted advisor to numerous start-up companies and individuals seeking quality counsel. Kantor is the Partner-in-Charge of the New York office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and a member of the firm’s six-member Operating Committee. She is also a frequent speaker and writer on various real estate topics, including a co-author of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel. Kantor resides in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

LARRY HENIN edwards angell palmer & dodge llp For more than 30 years, Larry Henin has specialized in the representation of troubled companies. He’s served a broad range of clients, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, equity interests and buyers of assets. He has handled complex transactions for major corporations, financial institutions, official and ad-hoc committees, bondholders, indenture trustees, equity holders, investment funds, investors and others. Henin has substantial experience in out-of-court restructurings and in all aspects of Chapter 11 work, including complex litigation involving, among other things, cramdown and valuation, competing plans, preferences and fraudulent transfers and substantive consolidation. He is a recognized member of the National Bankruptcy Bar and has been acclaimed for his work in corporate restructuring. For example, in the Legal 500 U.S. guide, a reference guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of peers and clients, Henin is praised for his “outstanding bankruptcy knowledge and responsiveness.” Henin has authored numerous articles on bankruptcy issues, and is a frequent speaker on the topic. He is a Partner in the New York office of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP and heads the Restructuring and Insolvency Department in New York.

EDWARDS ANGELL PALMER & DODGE LLP 750 Lexington Avenue ■ New York, N.Y. 10022 ■ 212.208.4411

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DAVIDSON, DAWSON & CLARK LLP New York City’s Largest Trusts and Estates Boutique

FRONT ROW (L TO R): Mary Beth Ritger, Alan D. Seget, Gloria S. Neuwirth, James F. Kelly, Jayne M. Kurzman; SECOND ROW: Carol R. Glauberman, Matthew A. Bovino, Kelly M. Michael, William H. Miller, Louis B. Frost, Claire F. O’Brien, Charles J. Seidler; Back row: Andrew L. Tansey, Eric W. Hager, Louise M. Fitzsimons, Jennifer L. Miller, William T. Buice, Alan P. Donaldson, Barbara L. MacGrady, P. Gregory Hess, W. Macy Johnson, Robert C. Miller, Carol B. Geist; NOT PICTURED: Beth Ann Brunalli

A TRUSTED NAME IN TRUSTS AND ESTATES For more than 60 years, individuals and families have turned to the attorneys of Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP for expert advice on wealth transfer, tax savings and philanthropy. Trusts and estates is not part of what we do — it is what we do. This focus makes us uniquely qualified to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the changing estate tax law. It is also the reason that many bankers, accountants and other financial advisors — including other law firms — refer their clients to us.

SERVING CLIENT NEEDS WITH SKILL AND DISCRETION While clients may come to Davidson, Dawson & Clark because of our attorneys’ backgrounds and professional reputations, they stay with our firm because of our personal service and dedication to handling their most private and sensitive matters with the utmost care and discretion. The work we do is complex and sophisticated. The way we do it earns our clients’ trust.

STAFFED FOR COMPLETE AND CONTINUING SERVICE Davidson, Dawson & Clark has 27 attorneys and a full staff of ancillary professionals. All are devoted to our clients’ estate, gift, tax and philanthropic needs. Ranging in age from their 30s to their 70s, our legal team is ideally structured to ensure continuity in the expert representation of our clients and their families.

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MATTHEW GLUCK milberg llp

What makes a top lawyer? Intelligence, integrity and dedication to the client’s best interest. What distinguishes you from your competition? Why should clients choose you/your firm? Milberg has always been the top plaintiffs’ firm, particularly in the area of securities litigation. In recent years, we’ve expanded to other areas, including bankruptcy and workouts, antitrust, ERISA, mass torts and consumer cases. We have excellent lawyers in all of those areas. In my prior life as a defense lawyer, I’d always hear so-called settlement experts in securities litigation say that if Milberg is doing the litigation, defendants will have to pay more. If you are a plaintiff in a litigation, Milberg is the firm you’d want to hire.

MILBERG LLP One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th floor New York, N.Y. 10119 212.594.5300 mgluck@milberg.com

What experience do you bring to the table? I spent 40 years in litigation as a defense attorney and now a plaintiffs’ attorney, and I bring the experience of having represented both sides. During the course of my legal career, I have represented some of the world’s largest corporations, both domestic and foreign, and individuals in major litigation and other complex matters. I have also been involved in some of the largest bankruptcy and restructuring cases in the past 30 years or so, including being an adviser to the court in the Manville bankruptcy and restructuring. What do you like the most about your job? Milberg is a firm with exceptional legal talents and it’s great to work with very good people. We have prospered and thrived and achieved considerable success in the past few years, and I’m proud to be here and be a part of that. Any recent successes you can share with us? I was part of the small team of plaintiffs’ lawyers prosecuting the Vivendi case at trial. We obtained what is probably the largest plaintiffs’ verdict ever in a securities class action. It was a terribly difficult and hard trial. Getting a very large jury verdict after a three-month trial, where you’re fighting with the leading law firms in New York who hold back nothing, is very satisfying.

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LAWRENCE M. GABE, ESQ. jankoff & gabe, p.c.

For more than 35 years, Lawrence Gabe has been working with individuals and their families in their estate and business planning. Together with his partner, John Jankoff, they provide a wide ranging dynamic in assisting their clients in the most intricate personal and legal affairs. They pride themselves on the personal attention given to each client and his or her unique issues. Whether it is the sophisticated business person or the overwhelmed widow, Gabe and Jankoff are known for the care they give each client and the value they provide beyond their knowledge of the law. While there is one set of laws by which we are all governed, crafting advice and action appropriate for a particular business or family is a skill honed over decades of experience and an expert understanding of the law. Particularly today, with the state of the estate tax law in such uncertainty, the intelligent and calming guidance of these two experienced attorneys is well known and respected.

Lawrence Gabe and his business partner, John Jankoff

JANKOFF & GABE, P.C. 575 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor New York, N.Y. 10022 212.371.5700 gabe@jankoffgabe.com

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LANDE PROFESSIONAL CORP. One Grand Central Place New York, N.Y. 10165 212.490.2370 dlande@landepc.com

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David Lande has been in practice 41 years, the first 5 with large firms and the remainder with his own firm. As an “AV-rated” lawyer (“A” standing for ability and “V” for ethical standards), he is persistently devoted to navigating the law in order to accomplish precisely what it is his client most wants to achieve. His “watchword” has always been responsiveness, having been told by clients and colleagues that he holds the speed record for returning phone calls. As a lawyer devoted to ideals more commonly followed a few generations ago, it is apparent his civic activity (e.g., multiple Bar Committee service and articles published, 3 Mayoral appointments in the past 16 years, etc.) has provided invaluable sensitivity to clients’ feelings and goals. Today, much of proper estate planning and estate administration demand minimizing tax liabilities and other costs—and any lawyer who prizes client satisfaction, as Lande does, can never lose sight of these goals.

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Lazar, Janet G Harriet Friday Leahy U.S. Trust Co. James R. Ledley Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen Ralph E. Lerner Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP Ann Berger Lesk Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP James B. Levin Levin, James B. Seymour Levine Troutman Sanders LLP Jerome L. Levine Loeb & Loeb LLP Thomas R. LeViness Pell & LeViness Henry A. Lowet Phillips Nizer LLP Jeffrey A. Lowin Morrison Cohen LLP Barry I. Lutzky Mazur, Carp, Rubin & Schulman Dennis W. Mack Mack, Dennis W. John E. MacKenty Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP Charles L. Mandelstam McLaughlin & Stern Malcolm E. Martin Chadbourne & Parke LLP Guy B. Maxfield New York University School of Law Edward G. McAnaney McAnaney, Edward G. John J. Jack McDermott Holland & Knight LLP Jay H. McDowell Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP John O. McManus McManus & Associates Daniel J. McSwiggan Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP Philip J. Michaels Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Millard L. Midonick Fensterstock & Partners LLP Lester C. Migdal Migdal, Pollack & Rosenkrantz LLP Jill L. Miller Miller, Jill Michael Miller Miller, Michael Robert C. Miller Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP Asher H. Miller Cooperman Lester Miller LLP Charles D. Mooney McCanliss & Early L.L.P. Ingrid E. Morning McCanliss & Early L.L.P. James J. Morrissey Jr. Morrissey & Morrissey Arthur C. Muhlstock Muhlstock, Arthur C. Elizabeth P. Munson Rockefeller Trust Company, The Benjamin Nassau Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Edgar J. Nathan 3rd Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP Alexander Neave Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP E. Parker Neave Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP Gloria S. Neuwirth Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP Lawrence Newman Newman, Lawrence William B. Norden Seyfarth Shaw LLP Edward C. Northwood Ruchelman Law Firm, The John C. Novogrod Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP M. Anne O’Connell O’Connell, M. Anne John J. O’Grady III Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP John J. O’Neil Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Paul J. O’Neill Jr. O’Neill, Paul J. Lanny A. Oppenheim

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The real estate expert shares his wisdom on… the strength of the market at the end of the second quarter

Hall F. Willkie, President, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales; hwillkie@bhsusa.com

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JACK DEUTSCH

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he residential market in New York City has improved a great deal this year. When they perceive good value, buyers are willing to purchase. Manhattan apartment prices continue to be less than they were at the peak of the market, but they have improved for the fourth straight quarter. All sizes of co-ops posted a higher average price than a year ago. One-bedroom and three-bedroom and larger average condo prices were also higher than during the second quarter of 2009. The gradual improvement in the economy, combined with near record-low mortgage rates, has brought buyers back to the market in impressive numbers. Closings in the second quarter were 81 percent higher than a year ago and at their highest level since the third quarter of 2008. The city’s economic recovery gathered momentum during the second quarter of 2010. In May, for the second straight month, the unemployment rate was lower than the nation’s. The city’s workforce surpassed 4 million for the first time since current records began in 1976. Despite the recession, people continue to have faith in the local economy. Hiring has also picked up in the city. Through May, 64,300 jobs had been added, after losing more than 173,000 jobs from September 2008 to December 2009. The strength of this market is a direct result of the increased confidence level in the economy, but it is bolstered by the fact that the unique, fundamental, underlying value of residential real estate in New York City remains strong. ✦


AMAGANSETT SOUTH

SAGAPONACK SOUTH

OCEANFRONT IN SAGAPONACK

Excl. Just completed gorgeous ‘green’ traditional in the ‘Lanes’, meticulously detailed by master designer. 6 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, bluestone veranda, screened porch, 44’ gunite pool and pavilion. $6.45M. WEB# 41637. Jeannette Schwagerl 631-267-7113

Excl. Magnificent, elegant and refined 6,800 square foot residence with expansive common rooms, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 baths. One-acre grounds with manicured lawns, gardens, terraces and free-form, heated pool. $7.5M. WEB# 18318. Christopher Burnside 631-537-4320

Excl. On 3.6 spectacular acres, w/363’ of oceanfront. Designed by Philip Johnson, this modern residence has 8 bedrooms, 7 baths. Pool, tennis, putting green, b-ball court. WEB# 22205. Joel Spiegel 631-537-4330 Donna D’Amiano 631-537-4329

NORTH HAVEN WATERFRONT

EAST HAMPTON VILLAGE SOUTH

GEORGICA POND IN WAINSCOTT

Excl. Spectacular views from this wonderful 3 bedroom home with large living room, 2 fireplaces, and a new bluestone patio overlooking the water. $2.375M. WEB# 22572. Ingrid Brownyard 631-725-5576

Excl. French mansard on 1+ landscaped acre. Gracious, formal living spaces, 4 BR, 6.5 baths, 2 fp’s. 2-car garage, bluestone terraces w/balustrades, pool, pool house. $6.375M. WEB# 41019. Jim Oxnam 631-903-6111 Martha Gundersen 631-903-6131

Excl. Extraordinary waterfront property in Georgica Association. 2.5 acre peninsula, 724’ frontage, ocean views. Late 19th C. Mediterranean totally renovated in 2005. Heated pool, bluestone terraces, 3-car garage. $29.9M. WEB# 28804. Peter M. Turino 631-903-6115

HISTORIC SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE SOUTH

SOUTHAMPTON VILLAGE ESTATE AREA

PERFECTLY QUOGUE

Excl. Balcastle, one of the most legendary homes on the east end, has been restored to its original splendor. Outstanding details, high ceilings, 30’ facetted glass gazebo overlooking the pool and gardens. $4.25M. WEB# 18760. Rosemary Renna 631-204-2413

Co-Excl. Authentic 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath traditional residence complete with a 2 bedroom carriage house and heated pool, all on a beautifully landscaped acre. In the heart of the estate area, close to the ocean. $7.25M. WEB# 18792. John Vitello 631-204-2407

Excl. Sited on 1.4 acres in the estate section, a gracious, beautifully maintained 6 bedroom house with pool and gardens. Elegant, yet relaxed, with a great flow ideal for both intimate gatherings and gala celebrations. $4.7M. WEB# 40287. Marcia Altman 631-288-5004

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East Hampton 631-324-6400

Sag Harbor 631-725-2250

Southampton 631-287-4900

Westhampton Beach 631-288-5500

North Fork - Cutchogue 631-734-5657

North Fork - Greenport 631-477-0551

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Kathryn Steinberg

Richard Ferrari

Erin Boisson Aries

THE DUKE-SEMANS MANSION

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ARTISAN TOWNHOUSE

60s/Fifth Ave. Excl. Beaux Arts masterpiece with 27’ on Fifth & 103’ on East 82nd St. 3 entrances & 8 flrs at approx 19,500SF. Rarely avail NY landmark. $50M. WEB# 1083649. Paula Del Nunzio 212-906-9207 Shirley A. Mueller, Esq. 212-906-0561

80s/Fifth Ave. Excl. New to the market, this 3BR, 5 bath home is superb. 14-18FT ceils, top-of-the-line systems, grand rooms, private outdoor space, wine cellar and prvt gym. $22.75M. WEB# 1134379. Kathy M. Sloane 212-906-9258

Soho. Excl. 4BR, 4.5 bath SoHo/NoLita TH. Sleek, mdrn, historic crafted finshs, 2 terrs, balcs & only prvt basketball domed sky court in Manhattan. $12.95M. WEB# 1021882. Wendy Maitland 212-317-3660 Susan Green 212-317-3675

NEW TO MARKET

CONDO ON PARK AVENUE

VERY SPECIAL PW CONDO

West Village. Excl. One family (can be 2) quaint house in sought after West Village location. 4BR, charming garden, 2 fp, 3 flrs and finished basement. $4.9M. WEB# 1128808. Alice J. London 212-906-9297

70s/Park Ave. Excl. Sun filled with Park Ave views, this beautifully renovated 3BR (or 2BR plus library) with 3.5 bath. White glove building , garage and fitness center. Pets OK. $4.575M. WEB# 1085319. Elayne Roskin 212-906-9336

62nd/E. Excl. Hi flr in boutique bldg, semiprvt landing. Gut renov 2003, 3 expos, dbl LR/FDR, wbfp, wndwd kit, W/D, staff rm, 3BR, 2.5 bath. $4.25M. WEB# 1105165. Gloria Nimetz 212-906-9206 Anne Winter 212-906-9335

RARE CLASSIC 7 ON CUL-DE-SAC

TRUMP PLACE - NEW TO MARKET

NEW ROCK COOP 2BR

Beekman Place. Excl. Renov 3BR, 3 bath w/ FDR & mds in DM Co-op. S facing apt grt cond w/hi ceil, oak flrs, CAC & wbfp. W/D mds rm. Pets ok. $2.995M. WEB# 1097768. Steven V. Parrino 212-906-9322 William Blind 212-317-7717

UWS. Excl. Fab 2BR, 2.5 bath condo home with amazing city and river views. High flr, W/D and new renovations. Simply gorgeous! FS bldg, health club, pool, plyrm and garg. A must see! $1.55M. WEB# 1135170. Colgate, Roberts, Uffelman 212-317-7793

55th/W. Excl. Sunny, sparkling, 2 full bath, dining alcove and dec fp. Many original details intact! Historic, pet friendly bldg w/ courtyard. $1.45M. WEB# 1120647. Corinne Vitale 212-906-9249 Linda De Luca 212-906-9208

Frans Preidel

Leslie Singer

Kathy Sloane

Curtis Jackson

Fritzi Kallop

Scott Harris

Margery Hadar

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John Burger

Candace Roncone

THE PERFECT PENTHOUSE

FULL FLOOR ON PARK AVENUE

SPECTACULAR VIEWS

60s/Park Ave. Excl. Sparkling city views and wide wrap terraces surround extraordinary PH. 30’ LR, FDR, panel libr, 3BR, 2 staff rms. 4 French doors, hi ceils, 3 wbfp and southern expos. $9.95M. WEB# 1127692. Elizabeth Sierzega 212-906-9217

60s/Park Ave. Excl. New to market! 12 into 11. (75+ FT.) on Park Ave, 4BR, 4.5 bath, libr, media rm, FDR, EIK, 2 staff rms & 2 wbfp. FS Co-op. $9M. WEB# 1139609. Leslie W. Singer 212-588-5675 John Venekamp 212-588-5619

40s/First Ave. Co-Excl. XXX mint Trump Condo w/views of E rvr & Chrysler bldg! 3BR & 3.5 mrbl bath in this 2,854SF home. 29FT wide LR. $4.9M. WEB# 1117697. Margaret H. Bay 212-906-9308 Shem Nowak 212-906-9252

Richard Wallgren

Silvana Mander

Margaret Bay

48’ WIDE

STYLISHLY STUNNING

MAGNIFICENCE ON THE RIVER

Avenue C & D. Excl. Vacant non-landmrked TH w/neighboring garden. Rare offering 48’ wide & over 100’ deep 67’ wide along rear lot line. $3.995M. WEB# 1124151. David Kornmeier 212-588-5642 Norah Burden 212-588-5617

50s/Sutton. Excl. Enjoy this perfectly renovated classic 7. Hi flr, 3BR, 4.5 bath, w/spectacular panoramic views N, S & W. Media rm and terrace. Sophisticated tour de force. $3.975M. WEB# 1078374. Jessica Ushan 212-906-9325

UN Plaza. Excl. 7 into 6 rm. Crnr 3BR, 4.5 bath facing E River. MBR has double bths & walk-ins. Apt has W/D, open layout & is in triple mint cond. $3.75M. WEB# 1117746. Doug Russell 212-906-9247 Gerald Crown 212-906-9319

Michael Lubin

Julia Hoagland

Kyle Blackmon

SHERRY NETHERLAND LIVING

“MUSICIANS BLDG” 2 BR + WBFP

RARE JEWEL IN WEST VILLAGE

50s/Fifth Ave. Excl. Furn crnr 1BR on hi flr at boutique hotel. City views,10FT ceils, mrbl bath, wndwd kit, A/C & new wndws. Enjoy full hotel services! $1.4M. WEB# 1130860. Edith F. Tuckerman 212-906-9228 Katharine Tuckerman 212-906-9222

60s/CPW. Exclusive. Sun filled & charming! Dining gallery leads to huge LR w/wbfp, wide wndws & PW detail. EIK and 10’ ceils in best location. Pets & pied-a-terres allowed. $1.15M. WEB# 1134019. Arabella Greene Buckworth 212-588-5614

Greenwich Village. Exclusive. PW 1BR gem has everything! Wbfp, renovated open kit w/ Miele range & DW, hi ceils, hdwd flrs, lots of light and W/D in apt. Tree-lined street, close to all subways. $495K. WEB# 1130743. Dede A. Minor 212-396-5825

Shirley Mueller

Dickse Fitzgerald

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real estate

Across the Universe Kathy Korte, president and C.E.O. of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., and her counterpart, President and C.O.O. Philip White of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC, provide a joint outlook on the brand’s global network and sales in international markets. With 400 marketplaces in the United States and 40 other countries and territories, the Sotheby’s International Realty field seems nearly boundless. How do sales in New York compare with elsewhere around the country? What about elsewhere around the globe? Kathy Korte: In recent years, the average sales price in Manhattan has been over $1 million, which speaks for itself. Manhattan has the benefit of being a primary, secondary and investment property market that attracts an international audience. New York City has a unique set of market dynamics, which have so far made it consistently one of the last markets to be negatively impacted by economic downturns, as well as one of the first to rebound when the broader economic markets recover. Over recent years, what types of trends have you noticed in international sales? Are domestic success and international success directly or inversely related?

an increase in foreign buyers who are eager to invest in U.S. markets. In the higherend markets, domestic and international success are directly related as our client base of global movers and shakers are multiple homeowners and investors who are interested in the finest properties. Favorable economics are certainly a motivating factor, but unfavorable conditions at home or abroad don’t prevent someone from purchasing something they fall in love with.

Kathy Korte

Please discuss the connection, if any, between the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in the global Web arena and the brand’s international presence. Has technology and the Internet played a significant role in Sotheby’s success overseas? Philip White: We have developed a significant web presence combined with sophisticated search engine advertising and optimization. At this point, our site attracts 31 percent of its visitors from outside the United States.

In what other regions/countries are the Sotheby’s International Realty brand’s sales most successful?

KK: A weak U.S. dollar always translates into Tell us about Sotheby’s recent auction events in London. Philip White

KK: Our agents enjoy and benefit from participating in joint events with the Sotheby’s auction house. Recently, our Beverly Hills office co-sponsored a cocktail party and exhibition for clients of Sotheby’s London in conjunction with the Old Master Paintings auction. We promoted our exclusive Montage Beverly Hills condominium listings to a packed gallery of international collectors, and drew several prospective purchasers. As you know, that London auction posted a record $45 million sale of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, and it was a tremendously successful event overall. 84 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010

PW: Our affiliate offices in Canada, which include British Columbia, Quebec and Toronto, have grown very rapidly and been successful in building market share. Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in the Bahamas also has been very successful. There are many more I could expand on. How do you envision international expansion for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand in the future? PW: Internationally, we are growing strategically. We work very closely with the Sotheby’s Auction House in determining markets to enter and prospects that fit our brand most effectively. ✦


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PENTHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL: One-of-akind 7-room residence with panoramic views in every direction. 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths. $5,250,000. WEB: A0017178. Margaret Juvelier, 212.606.7668

161 W 61ST ST: The Alfred. Uninterrupted views to

D’ARTE HOUSE CONDO PENTHOUSE: Private house in the sky with open views. 2,800± sq ft, 11’6” ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private terrace. $3,750,000 WEB: A0017163. R. Zanetti, 212.606.7658

164 EAST 72ND STREET: Gorgeous 2-bedroom plus maid’s prewar coop on high floor. Open North East and South views. Mint condition. $2,395,000. WEB: A0017205. Mary Kent, 212.606.7705

1 EAST 66TH STREET: Direct Central Park views in this sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bath white-glove coop with dining services. $2,350,000. WEB: A0017141. M. Smith, 212.606.7683, J. Hascoe, 212.606.7695

112 WEST 56TH STREET: Triple mint 2 bedrooms,

1725 YORK AVENUE: Sprawling ranch house in

575 PARK AVENUE: Superb primary or pied-aterre residence in lovely condition overlooking Park Avenue. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $1,075,000. WEB: A0016500. Louise Beit, 212.606.7703

16 WEST 19TH STREET: Corner condo loft with

the sky. 1900± sq ft with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, open dining room, plus family room. $1,495,000 WEB: A0017084. Phyllis Gallaway, 212.606.7678

the North, East and South greet you as you enter this incredible 4 bedroom, 4 bath condo. $4,250,000. WEB: A0017167 Pauline Evans Team, 212.400.8740

sunny 8-room prewar coop. 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4 fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows. $5,900,000. WEB: A0017126. Valerie Sherman, 212.606.7684

2½ baths condo with large South-facing terrace. $1,995,000. WEB: A0017078. William Hilliard, 212.606.7689, Donna Senko, 212.606.7785

1 bedroom, 1 bath. High ceilings, original details. $899,000. WEB: A0017158. Chris Leavitt, 212.606.7720, Tierney Model, 212.606.7740

MANHATTAN BROKERAGES I sothebyshomes.com/nyc EAST SIDE 38 EAST 61ST STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10065 T 212.606.7660 F 212.606.7661 DOWNTOWN 379 WEST BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10012 T 212.431.2440 F 212.431.2441 Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. is owned and operated by NRT LLC. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. Farm of Jas de Bouffan, used with permission.

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Broker Portfolio Some of those who hold the keys to New York’s most coveted real estate

CHRISTINA M. GALESI

JOAN GOLDBERG

Sotheby’s International Realty Southampton, N.Y. christina.galesi@sothebyshomes.com

Brown Harris Stevens 43 N. Moore Street, N.Y. jgoldberg@bhsusa.com

Notes: Vice President Christina Galesi has been with Sotheby’s International Realty since 1999. A luxury property specialist, she has a history of negotiating record-breaking waterfront sales with prices ranging from $18-$29.9 million. She currently has several deals in progress, including a stunning Sagaponack property in contract with a last asking price of $14.9 million.

Notes: Highly respected for her absolute discretion and acute understanding of the market, Vice President Director Joan Goldberg is consistently a top broker specializing in the sale of substantial properties throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. With her creativity and keen knowledge of marketing, Goldberg provides the utmost service to her clients.

Property of the Month A deluxe New York City residence Brown Harris Stevens OUTSTANDING TIME WARNER PENTHOUSE 77B With 78 feet of windows facing Central Park from the living room to master bedroom, this spectacular penthouse condominium measures approximately 4,825 square feet. Ideal for entertaining, a grand gallery welcomes guests and leads to the 28-foot-wide living room and a formal dining room, both with incredible views. Each of the 4 bedrooms has 10-plus-feet, floorto-ceiling windows. Owners will enjoy the hotel services available through the Mandarin Oriental. $35.5 million. Please call Shirley A. Mueller at 212.906.0561 or Paula Del Nunzio at 212.906.9207. 86 | AVENUE MAGAZINE · AUGUST 2010


ExCLUSIVE PROPERTIES REPRESENTED By CHRISTINA GALESI SAGAPONAck PRIStINE NEW cONStRUctION a brand new construction on famed gibson Lane, situated 530’ from the beach, this 7,541 sq. ft. custom residence incorporates all of today’s modern amenities in a private and rarified setting overlooking a 36-acre preserve. Includes 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half baths, elaborate kitchen and family room with views of bucolic farm fields through dramatic walls of glass, formal living room, formal dining room. additional amenities include an elevator, wine room, gym, spacious play room and two bedrooms on the lower level. The 1.1+/- acre site includes a 25’ x 55’ gunite pool, pool house with kitchen and full bath, outdoor fireplace and views of western sunsets. Last Asking Price: $14,900,000 Selling Agent: christina Galesi, vP

SO LD & CLO SE D EXQUISItE GAMBREL MILL POND, Water Mill, NY This 9,000+/- sq ft recently completed traditional home sits amidst a private waterfront wildflower preserve overlooking 92 acre mill pond with private pond access. 6 bedrooms, 8 full baths and an additional 3 1/2 baths. 6 fireplaces with hand-carved mantels imported from england. an over-sized professional kitchen. State of the art audio visual systems throughout including Bose audio system. movie theater with surround sound, wine cellar and bar, a fully equipped gym, spa and sauna, and elevator. heated 2 car garage, outdoor second floor verandas, a 50 foot heated gunite pool. eXCLuSIVe. $5,395,000. WeB: aV0054655

MODERN FARMHOUSE, Sagaponack, NY Sited on a shy acre bordering a 300 acre preserve, is an exquisite blend of traditional charm with cutting edge modern. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, finished lower level, garage. eXCLuSIVe. $2,695,000. WeB: aV0054291

RENOvAtED ON A 22 AcRE RESERvE, East Hampton, NY 3000sq.ft. traditional. Beautiful sunset views across a 22 acre preserve. 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, media room, heated gunite pool, tennis. also available for rent. eXCLuSIVe. $3,395,000. WeB: aV0054334

CHRISTINA GALESI, VICE PRESIDENT christina.galesi@sothebyshomes.com C 917.969.0532 SOUTHAMPTON BROKERAGE l sothebyshomes.com/hamptons 50 NugeNT STReeT, SOuThampTON, NY 11968 T 631.283.0600 F 631.283.0921 Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. is Owned and Operated by NRT Incorporated.

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MICA ERTEGUN AT WHAT ADDRESS WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN THE HAMPTONS?

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WATERING HOLE FOR LUNCH? FOR DINNER?

My house, of course!

Home.

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Traffic! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEW YORK SOUND?

The music of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway and Jazz at Lincoln Center. WHAT IS YOUR WORST “WORST DRESSED” NEW YORK MOMENT?

Whenever a late-running afternoon appointment makes it impossible to change for an evening event. WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE NEW YORK MOMENT?

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