Duplex Apartment on Mercer Street

ARCHITECTURE

Two floors in the landmark 1896 Astor Building have been completely renovated and combined to create a six bedroom loft apartment. French interiors from the 1930s and 1940s provided the inspiration for the plaster moldings, wood cabinetry and hardware. On the main floor, the living, dining and stairhall areas are integrated to retain the scale of the original loft space. A new oak-paneled staircase connects to the upstairs family living rooms and bedroom suites.