Christopher Hyland in Chelsea, Estate of the Day
Oh decor! Today's home belongs to designer Christopher Hyland and his partner Constantino Castellano. The NY Times Big Deal column reports that the pair spent most of the last 10 years outfitting their apartment in the Chelsea Mercantile building in fine fashion. The 12th floor loft has 10- to 12-foot ceilings and has been well appointed with details like wood-and-plaster crown moldings, custom-built solid mahogany and mahogany-veneer doors with classical entablatures, Monticello-inspired pediments and custom-finished brass hardware. The vestibule leads to a central picture gallery and the residence has a Gothic kitchen outfitted in hand-carved oak with a Renaissance-style arch. The double drawing rooms are framed by Sicilian-Doric columns and the pleasingly stuffed library has custom-built crenellated bookcases. The furniture, rugs and window treatments were all custom-designed by Hyland using fabrics from his high-end fabric house. The wall coverings and window treatments come with the apartment and Hyland is willing to negotiate on some of the home's fine antiques if the new owner wants to preserve some of the home's current decor. This home is listed at $22.5 million.
Gallery: Christopher Hyland in Chelsea