Duchess Mansion



This landmark residence was built in 1906 for a leading industrialist of the time and at one point was the home of a European Duchess. While the exterior of this five-story home was historically noteworthy, its interior had suffered from a series of botched interior reincarnations. The client desired a home that would suit their contemporary lifestyle while reinforcing the grandeur of the original mansion. To achieve the new design, every interior wall was demolished on all five floors including the relocation of stairs and new windows added where permissible by the historical society. The interiors are a carefully planned mix of tradition, contemporary interior architecture, and industrial highlights all coming together in a surprisingly cohesive manner. Glamorous custom pendants & chandeliers we designed specifically for the home and create a sense of luxury and unique character. Juxtaposition of materials such as blackened steel behind the original carved marble mantle merge yesterday with timeless modernism.