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His charming Manhattan apartment was once a former factory


Living in a shop is a long-standing business tradition. For Bernd Goeckler, a blue-chip antiques dealer, however, the initial convenience quickly turned into trouble. If he is from the Manhattan Greenwich village’s charming gallery climbed the stairs to the upper apartment, looking for a little rest and relaxation, inevitably there will be a about Jules after a knock at the door Leleu sideboard urgent problems, such as, or FontanaArte mirror. Clients are not afraid to invade their homes or peek because they suspect Goeckler of hoarding a particularly desirable treasure. “It’s very good for business,” he said of the occupational hazards that often lead to furniture being sold out under him. “But it’s not good for life.” So when an apartment in a former factory building on the same block went on sale in the early 1900s, Goeckler jumped at the chance to relocate.

The physical distance is not large, but it is large enough to provide a large number of bounds. Although there are a few spots – especially new apartment six large Windows facing south, overlooking the historical block construction hodgepodge, and provides the cass gilbert in 1913 Woolworth building scenery – it also needs to be serious. Under the spell of post-modernism, a former resident erected an inner wall of transparent glass bricks. The intestinal repair was orderly, coupled with a sharp change in aesthetic direction. Goeckler, a german-born Swiss former digger, lacked natural light and had the slightly chilly features of a Nordic mansion thanks to its high ceilings and many neoclassical antiques. This time, dealers have a less formal – a sunny leisure places, have a variety of furniture, most notably a chandelier in the 1940 s are decorated with rainbow glass clamshell and dolphins. (and, no, he doesn’t sell it. Forever. Well, maybe one day. In order to complete all of these and more, Goeckler calls for a few years ago transformed his unique blue store team: interior designer Carl D ‘Aquino and architect Francine Monaco Manhattan company D’ Aquino Monaco.

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Down walls, glass block, the next year, D ‘Aquino and Monaco to readjust the loft of the 1900 – square – foot, designed a haven for niche of the bedroom, so Goeckler can comfortably watch city landscape. A bed of black paint from the 1930s. “It’s hard to open space like this,” D ‘aquino said, noting that for parties, the bedroom can be covered with woodland nymphs with 1940s screens. “You want a spacious feel, but you don’t want the kitchen in the middle of the living room.” Fortunately, the center of the flat structure column provides a natural separators service, so design duo can create an entrance hall, there is a huge arc wall, hides a study and the life of a multifunctional area. D ‘aquino and Monaco plan to use open Spaces as a series of separate destinations – restaurants, living rooms, libraries – each lit up by medieval chandeliers, including dolphin fantasia. The apartment’s pale grey wall color scheme and matching wool curtains with scarlet and sulphur yellow trim are also organizational devices. “Strong colors are limited to furniture,” Monaco said. “it helps create functional areas.” Functionality, yes, but not strict zoning. For example, the kitchen island has a caster wheel, so it can roll as a bar during cocktail hour.

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At the antiques dealer Bernd Goeckler. An attic in New York City by architect Francine Monaco and decorator Carl Monaco. Aquino designed a high-backed 1950s Italian armchair covered in Rose Cumming velvet and wool curtains by Rogers&Goffigon.

In the antique dealer, Bernd Goeckler attic in New York City, Francine Monaco by architects and decorators Carl D ‘Aquino design, is the high back of Italy in the 1950 armchair, covered with Rose and Rogers&Goffigon wool Cumming velvet curtain.When it comes to the Goeckler apartment, D ‘aquino has deployed works from dealers’ stocks and auction houses in an enthusiastic juxtaposition. The standby architecture can handle luxurious layering. “It’s a pleasure to have an antique dealer as a client,” D ‘aquino observed, responding with exquisite comic timing. “it helps me to have good taste.” The lean Saarinen dining room table is surrounded by the shiny Belgian neoclassical chairs of about 1780. The Knobby Axel Salto vase is hidden in the extremely fashionable etageres made for Yves Saint Laurent boutique in the 1970s. Around the living quarters of queen Louis xvi confidante, D ‘Aquino became a adventurer, gathered almost comical high back Italy armchair, social decorators Maison Jansen contracted 50 s cocktail tables, and fairy Garouste&Bonetti bench sprout gold leaf. Somehow, the odd job of sorting. Given this evidence, should customers destroy Goeckler’s new home as quickly as possible? It’s worth a try. After all, how much privacy does a person need?

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