Last weekend was a perfect taste of fall in New York, thanks largely to the 10th annual openhousnewyork program of tours and talks. This year, OHNY introduced Interior Design’s Designers’ Open House, an extraordinary opportunity to see behind the professional facade to the creative personal side of 15 contemporary architects and designers in Manhattan and Brooklyn curated by the editors of the magazine exclusively for OHNY Weekend.
“At Interior Design, we live and breathe design—it’s in our DNA,” says Cindy Allen, editor in chief of Interior Design. “Each month our readers journey through remarkable projects by simply opening the page. Partnering with OHNY and inviting superstars of design to really open the doors of their own homes was a natural extension. Who doesn’t want to be on the inside—it’s voyeurism at its best.”
Located predominantly in Manhattan, these 15 homes demonstrated innovative design solutions, stylish retro-fittings, and sustainable design features. They range from polished mid-century modern to a newly constructed Harlem row house; from a West Village pied-à-terre with Hudson River views, to a converted 19th century dental factory that now serves as a live/work space complete with a moat, bridge, and water wall.
Here, we offer the ultimate insider’s pass into some of our favorites.