What do you get when you mix the classic bones of a landmarked Greek Revival townhouse built in the 1840s with the bold, award-winning, and decidedly 21st century esthetic of New York-based design firm Axis Mundi? A Greenwich Village residence that is an absolutely stunning work of art.
When tasked with not only the gut renovation of a timeless building but also ensuring a suitable context for their client’s spectacular and thoroughly modern art collection, Axis Mundi made certain to respect the charms and scale of the original style while creating a fitting showcase for the likes of Warhol, Haring, and Basquiat.
A breathtaking sculptured bronze-and-mirrored screen designed by the firm and fabricated by Urban Archaeology (using cast glass that was salvaged from Gio Ponti’s Alitalia showroom on Fifth Avenue ) creates a visually interesting and perfectly functional entrance foyer.
A myriad of custom-designed details such as the marble mosaics in the bathrooms and the millwork and Prouvé-inspired shutters in the kitchen blend beautifully with non-traditional furniture pieces by artistic masters Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí.
From the custom bronze staircase to the impressive dining room chandelier to the quirky light fixture in the kitchen’s eating area, the home is filled with utterly unique conversation pieces everywhere you turn, yet still retains the warmth of its more traditional roots. Even the outdoor space is its own little masterpiece.
Take a look through our gallery below; it’s easy to see how Axis Mundi’s distinctive design is a work of art unto itself. To see more of the firm’s wonderfully creative projects, click here.
Photographs courtesy of Axis Mundi.
Neighborhoods : Greenwich Village