Michael Abrams and dSpace Studio Redo an Astor Street Mansion

CLASSIC TWIST: An Astor Street mansion is returned to what it was meant to be—a luxurious single-family home.

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Traditional Meets Contemporary

“Our clients—a couple with three sons and a daughter—wanted a modern home, so we incorporated details that reference the classic architecture with a contemporary twist,” Toukoumidis says. Off the formal living room, an old-fashioned conversation salon (left) overlooks a very 21st-century green roof; the traditional Chesney marble fireplace mantel is paired with an industrial-style raw steel surround. Intricate plaster molding on the ceiling looks 100 years old but is actually brand-new. The Mick De Giulio kitchen (top)—with walnut base cabinets and Calcutta Gold marble countertops—occupies a modern addition at the back of the house; a rustic antique Argentine dining table was just what the designer ordered to stay true to the old-meets-new scheme. The boys’ room (bottom) includes traditional bunk beds outfitted with contemporary linens.

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Photography: Nathan Kirkman
Styling: Diane Ewing

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