Deborah Berke Partners is an architecture and interior design firm of more than 60 people who share a goal: to create buildings and spaces that are poised between background and foreground, where the presence of architecture is in a constant balance with the forces of life. Their design work is often described as having a refined, elegant aesthetic, but we like to think of it as being both bold and subtle at the same time.
“We designed the complete renovation and addition to this Milton Klein-designed 1960s house. Our two-story addition was pivotal in reimagining the cramped quarters of the interior spaces, and mahogany siding added a warm contrast to the existing stucco façade. To create a loft-like interior, we defined spaces with sculptural elements such as a free-standing rosewood closet in the entry and an acid-etched glass panel in the eat-in kitchen. Large-span ribbon windows and the continuation of light gray limestone from the living areas onto the terrace reinforce the connection between the house and the surrounding landscape.”
“Devoting most of our work to interior design, we recast this three-bedroom apartment so it is focused on two things –extraordinary views of Central Park and the owners’ extensive art collection. We reupholstered existing furniture and designed new pieces to complete the collection to create a vibrant interior that balances the strength of the art on the walls and the beauty of the trees in the park below.”