"There are signs that Manhattan society’s recent fastidiousness about home renovation — the mania for right angles, the fetishizing of ancillary elements like hinges and drawer pulls — may be on the wane. In one corner of the East Village, a neighborhood increasingly colonized by well-heeled homesteaders, a crumbly brick town house built in the early 19th century has undergone the slightest of face-lifts.
Pamela Bell, the 42-year-old owner, once felt the tug of the obsessions detailed above. She lived for a few years with her three children and husband (from whom she is now divorced) in a temple to architectural perfection, a trophy penthouse apartment designed by Rogers Marvel Architects above a former music hall on East Fifth Street. But life isn’t perfect, Ms. Bell pointed out, and you can make yourself crazy chasing an antilogy...."
Read it all HERE.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Labels: inspiring rooms