We really liked Brasserie Ruhlmann (RIP) and one of our favorite things about it was the great looking 70's era ex-office building that it was housed in. While eating there, we'd enviously wonder what the new high rise residences on the floors above were like inside. Met Home delivers this month by featuring a beautiful one. It is the home of gallery director Paul Gray and his wife Dedrea and it is an elegant blend of lush drama and modern edge...
The 1972 Montgomery Ward corporate headquarters building which was converted to residential space was designed by Minoru Yamasaki. It features glass curtain walls and 11 foot ceilings which are shown to great effect in Gray's dining room (shown above the jump). The floor to ceiling drapes (in a gorgeous shimmery silver) can be used to close off the space. The dramatic large scale chandelier is vintage 60's.
The expansive living room of the L-shaped penthouse includes a white leather Poltrona Frau sofa and Borrallo coffee tables.
To view the entire article and all the photos look for the June issue of Metropolitan Home, on sale May 19.
Photos: Nathan Kirkman/Metropolitan Home June 2009