Interior designer and former Martha Stewart Living editor, Rebecca Roberston brings her signature warm, vintage-meets-contemporary aesthetic to One United Nations Park, Midtown East’s new sleek black residential tower on First Avenue between 39th Street and 40th Street.
Robertson’s firm, Rebecca Robertson Interiors (RR Interiors), has worked with private clients ranging from Brooklyn penthouses to cozy cottages in Tuscany, and has now turned her sophisticated eye to a model residence at One United Nations Park.
This newly completed, sprawling corner 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence has a generous 2,156 square foot open floor plan.
Located on the 32nd floor of this 43-story tower, Rebecca and her team designed this home with a careful collection of gorgeous art by renowned artists, modern and vintage furnishings, and delightful vignettes throughout. The resulting interiors are elevated yet comfortable, and perfectly complement the custom finishes throughout, making this home an entertainer’s dream residence.
The grand entryway, featuring a wall-sized Picasso tapestry and teak secretary designed by Paul Cadovius in 1948, leads visitors to the impressive open living/dining area, anchored by large chef’s kitchen with superb custom finishes.
A trio of vintage Florence Knoll credenzas define the living room, while a restored, black-lacquered McCobb dining room table invites guests to sit and soak in the stunning floor-to-ceiling views of Midtown Manhattan and the East River. In the master suite, a trio of Matisse lithographs hold court over a beautiful pair of Paul McCobb maple nightstands and a custom-designed, king-sized bed.
Other special features in this home include an expansive outdoor terrace with panoramic northern views, including the United Nations Headquarters, a sizable laundry room, and a fully integrated home automation system that allows residents to customise everything from a gentle wake-up with soft music and slowly-raised blinds to gradually groovier music during a dinner party. This “smart home” package is the first of its kind in Manhattan.