The Plaza Hotel

November 27, 2016

L. Stephen Hill collaborated with Historic Preservationists, landscape architects, interior designers and developer El Ad Group to give The Plaza Hotel, at the corner of Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, a stunning renovation that included converting portions of the hotel into 282 ultra-luxurious residential condominiums.  A separate residential lobby was carved out of the ground floor that also includes a new hotel lobby, bar, and retail spaces.  Luxurious new hotel accommodations and amenities gave this historic hotel an update worthy of its world-renowned status.

22 Central Park South

November 27, 2016

22 Central Park South is a landmarked condominium building containing 6 full-floor residences and a duplex penthouse. Hill West won approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission to renovate the small building attached to the Plaza Hotel.  From a non-descript building with exterior fire escapes, a subway entrance in the base, and numerous challenges, Hill West created a jewel –like residential condominium that draws from historic details in the surrounding context without overshadowing the historic Plaza next door.  A penthouse and balcony, setback above a cornice line, are designed at the top of the building taking full advantage of proximity to Central Park without being visible from the street.  Limestone is carried into the subway and the public entry is integrated into the building base with a glass and metal frieze above the entry that marries with the decorative residential entry canopy.  The ornate metalwork in the Juliette balconies and the prominent stone sills are drawn from contextual historic details, while the large windows sit in recessed frames far more modern and clean that the profiled openings of the nearby Plaza.  22 CPS is rich with details that both embed the building in its historic contrast and set it apart as an example of modern luxury.

Sherry House

December 14, 2016

We collaborate with our affiliated interiors firm, Whitehall to create holistic buildings that are as thoughtfully designed on the interior as they are on the exterior.

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