Peter Marino has long been transforming the lives of high-profile residential clients and luxury-brand shoppers the world over. So when it came to remodelling a stately apartment at 4 East 66th Street, he was perfectly suited for the job.
Highly regarded for his encyclopedic knowledge of architecture and design, passion for the arts, exacting work ethic and creativity, Marino immediately understood the classicism of the home’s original designer – James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter Jr, a leading early-20th-century residential architect in Manhattan – and updated it with his unmistakable modernity.
Now the residence has become the epitome of lavish Fifth Avenue living. Spacious, high-ceilinged rooms with timeless mouldings, refined surfaces and numerous windows contribute to an atmosphere of calm sophistication. The eye-catching interiors begin with a sunlit entrance gallery leading to ample living and entertaining areas, where multiple wood-burning fireplaces with ornate surrounds create a cordial ambience. Nearby, the impressively appointed kitchen is a vision in white marble, with superior-calibre appliances, a custom pantry and cheerful breakfast nook.
Private quarters consist of four handsome guest bedrooms – each with en suite marble bath and verdant views of Central Park’s treetops – along with the master suite, which occupies a regal corner position. Here, his-and-hers marble baths are clad in book-matched marble, accompanied by stunningly outfitted closets and dressing rooms. Completing the amenities are an elegant powder room, dedicated laundry room, staff quarters and delightful playroom.
Grand yet intimate, sprawling yet harmonious, this residence of unparalleled luxury offers a seamless blend of old New York’s finest with the best of today.
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