Architectural Digest reports that the Italian Renaissance Revival clock tower in Tribeca, originally designed in 1894 by McKim, Mead & White, has been transformed by designer Jeffrey Beers. Opening in early 2019, the building posed such interior challenges as a landmarked lobby and atypical interior configuration, but Beers set out with a goal in mind: “Complement the history of the building and contrast it harmoniously” with contemporary details. After moving interior walls, Beers designed historic details like custom base, crown, and wainscot molding to create a dialogue with contemporary living spaces, amenities, and furnishings. Read the full article here.
Robb Report features JBI’s design of a $29 million residence, located on the 61st floor with views of Central Park to the north and city views to the east and south. “When it comes to residential design, we imagine that the residence is a mini hotel,” says Jeffrey Beers. “We first create a separation of space between public areas [the living room and dining room] and the private spaces [bedrooms and bathrooms]. We favor open-plan living for the public areas. With careful attention to layout, materials, and art, you can create fluidity between your kitchen, dining area, and living room.” Glass chandeliers and fixtures throughout the residence are an homage to Beers’s affinity for glassblowing. Read the full article here