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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

 

Is it the Queen Anne-style dining chairs and consoles that makes it 'French Inspired'?

 

Very open and bright room.

 

Needs a cocktail table by the two velvet chairs--where do I put my drink?!

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

When we put on the great room and the master suite additions to our large rancher, we chose to have the ceilings and a very wide border below them done in stained wood paneling.  We chose a higher grade wood that had few “ knots “.

 

The beams in the photos are very distracting as the knots really call attention to themselves.  A gorgeous stain would make the beams blend in a more attractive way and give a cohesive feel to the room which has quite a few things calling out for attention.  Not as restful a look as it could be.

 

 

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

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The space is wonderful and I like some of the elements, but some of the furniture isn't for me. I'd like to see these spaces warmed up a bit with less stark pieces and lighting... Overall, that large greatroom just looks sort of empty...


In my pantry with my cupcakes...
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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment


@Lucky charm wrote:

 

Is it the Queen Anne-style dining chairs and consoles that makes it 'French Inspired'?

 

Very open and bright room.

 

Needs a cocktail table by the two velvet chairs--where do I put my drink?!


@Lucky charm 

"Architect Claude Puaux led the interior design, working to realize the vision of 5B’s owner, a lauded master of French cuisine. To that end, Puaux engaged teams of old-world artisans to infuse the place with authentic Frenchness — a colorful, tactile mix of materials and treatments, carefully specified to evoke the ambiance of a rustic Chantilly manor house."

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

I love everything, especially the fireplace.   Everything except the furniture.   

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

I would add some touches here and there, furniture, wall pictures but on the whole the apartment is just beautiful.  

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

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Y’all need to take the ‘virual tour’!  Almost has a ‘spanish’ feel to it..

lots of tile, wood.  It’s ‘prewar-design’ & a condo, and bedrooms

bwing described as ‘gracious-sized’....so that’s code

it’s super small.

 

The kitchen is super bitty...and the bedroom closets?

I only saw one weirdly place nook outside the main bedroom

posing as a ‘closet.’(pics below). That closet is so odd!

But obviously...you’re paying for the upstairs view.

Check it out!

 

https://www.corcoran.com/nyc-real-estate/for-sale/tribeca/161-duane-street-apt-5b/5312479

 

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

This may sound very odd to some, but, if I had $5 million to spend on a home, this condo is not even close to what I would want.  The view is spectacular though, and all the intricate details are nice and conversation starters for sure, but I'm too simple a person to feel comfortable there.

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

Love the windows. I think the beams overwhelm this room. 

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Re: French Inspired Tribeca Apartment

Way too sterile looking for me.   I like lots of stuff around.