From Post-College to Urban Sophistication!

Glenn Gissler - Blog - 2014 - original
Some years ago I made a ‘design house-call’ to the apartment of an ambitious and very busy young man who lived at The Normandy, a 1938 Art Deco apartment building designed by the esteemed architects Emory Roth in 1938. The building is a full block long on Riverside Drive between 86th /87th Streets with almost every apartment having a view of the Hudson River.

The landmarked structure still retains many of its original details, including round apses at each of two entrances, original Art Deco terazzo floors, and a large lobby that is very much like the lounge on a period cruise ship …