Ethelind Coblin Architect

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40 East 61st Street


This 1930’s Deco building was converted from a hospital to a condominium in the 1980’s.  The lobby which was renovated at the same time was ponderous and dark, incorporating heavy horizontal detailing and cheap glitzy brass banding.  Our goal was to re-establish the grandeur of the Main Lobby.  We created a domed space, which houses a bold, breathtaking pendant fixture.  The scalloped plaster molding, mirror treatment and floor design reaffirm the Deco style.  The color palate of silver, bronze, limestone and ebonized mahogany also enhance the Deco ambiance; timeless and elegant.