The mural above the fireplace was painted by French artist Francine LeClercq.
The bones of this Art Deco building are truly magnificent — we wish this couple would take full advantage of the space! We would surely open up the main living space and show off the windows and high ceiling! What would you do to maximize this apartment's potential? Read about the history of the building and the apartment: Artists In Residence and slideshow. Images: Marilynn K. Yee for The New York Times