A Southern Transplant
After socialite and artwork collector Patricia Altschul offered Southerly, the substantial Very long Island estate she shared with her late partner, the financier Arthur G. Altschul, she relocated to Charleston, South Carolina, to reside in a Greek Revival mansion surrounded by greenery—an experience she explained as “living in a Palladian villa in Italy.”
The 9,500-square-foot, 10-bedroom residence dates from the 1850s, and, despite the fact that it could be scaled-down than Southerly, it’s no much less grand many thanks to the late Mario Buatta, who designed both of those. At turns a library and suite of apartments, the dwelling was restored by local contractor Richard Marks, who revived historic particulars like plaster ceiling medallions. Buatta invigorated it via a number of elements—his longtime collaborator, the ornamental painter Haleh Atabeigi, for occasion, stenciled the entry flooring with an octagonal sample that attracts from Victorian tilework, and Buatta selected a soothing apple eco-friendly to swathe the partitions of the drawing home. Southerly had a robust impact on Altschul’s daily life, so specified factors of it were recreated listed here, these as in the eating home. The English table underneath the 19th-century Waterford chandelier was brought down from Very long Island, as was the Zuber wallpaper illuminating Groundbreaking War scenes.
Unanticipated Pleasures in the Greenwich Village
A billiards table on the major-flooring lounge, an English-style back garden, and a quartzite-clad pool and skylight-topped steam area in the basement are among the extra unconventional highlights of the rambling 5-story dwelling that designer Laura Santos crafted for her family with New York– and Frankfurt-primarily based 1100 Architect. (The residence is a union of 3 rowhouses in New York’s Greenwich Village.) Previous the entry’s wing chairs are the kitchen area and sitting down spot higher than them, the double-top dwelling space with a centerpiece travertine fire, as properly as the library, media home, and formal eating home. The latter shimmers in de Gournay gold wallpaper, hand-painted with sensitive plum blossoms that telegraph Japan. A BDDW desk and Hervé Van Der Straeten gentle fixtures with Paul Frankl chairs from the late 1940s are also mixed in. “I like the cleanse traces and sculptural types of midcentury household furniture,” Santos pointed out.