Lavish Penthouse LivingThis penthouse is home to some rare treasures that required a gifted hand to incorporate them into a living space worthy of their presence. Two magnificent English early nineteenth century Copeland urns displayed in two glass cases on either side of the lounge, a very old Italian Bombay chest, a bronze cornucopia bought at a New York art exhibition, a blue Delft plate that has family heirloom status, a seventeenth century oil painting hung next to a small but powerful Matisse etching, and many more pieces each with its own special story and accompanying memory, are now an integral part of the home thanks to Selwyn Elkin Interiors.
Selwyn was undaunted when he met the owners and discovered how many treasures he would have to accommodate in their home. He simply set about creating a series of glass-fronted display cabinets or specially-designed niches, with the specific object or piece of furniture in mind. The main living room not only features a large dining table, but many wonderful antiques, candelabras, tables, and chairs that have been in the family for decades. A red and dark navy Persian rug heirloom gave the color scheme for the lounge, which features a 1950s sofa reupholstered in a ruby red grosgrain fabric and an early American love seat with gold embossed and patterned leather fabric.
Amongst all this ancient splendor nests a modern steel kitchen, a large balcony off the living room with a lovely garden, a master bedroom with a striking four-poster bed and another flowery balcony, and a guest suite that occupies the entire second floor with an enormous Jacuzzi and water-proof television to boot! The apartment is yet another of Selwyn Elkin’s own collection of masterpieces.