2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Stephen Kent Johnson

West 76th Street Apartment

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Apartments Interior
Firm Location, United States
CompanyMessana O’Rorke
Lead ArchitectBrian Messana and Toby O’Rorke
Design TeamBrian Messana, Toby O’Rorke, and Viktor Nassli

The West 76th Street apartment emerges from the illusory time warp embedded in the architectural details. The link between the past and present becomes explicit in the living/dining area, and the apartment’s more private spaces, where a traditional baseboard, original to the apartment, segues abruptly into a quarter-inch reveal that lifts the walls off the floor. With bath fixtures of unlacquered brass against marble, the room elevates the daily ablutions with a touch of old-school glamour. This home finds beauty and luxury in simplicity, a place at peace with history and the here and now.