Many New York apartments are fitted out like Hermes jewel boxes, with lavish layered interiors dripping with pedigreed furnishings and details. This does little to mask the poor light and proportions of the home. At 54 Bond, the light and windows and expansive floors were the stars. So architecture and design could be handled with more nuance and restraint. Steven Harris, Chuck Ballenger of Architectural Components and I worked closely together to design a window system which collaborated with the ornate cast iron façade and the walls of enormous window openings. Using a modern glass produced with the waves of the first machine made glass of circa 1900; Steven created refined details and moldings which gave the room’s classic almost European proportions. Chuck used this glass to design thermally efficient and UV blocking system mahogany framed windows with historic pulls and weights. They appear to have always been there, but with subtle refinements allowed by modern technology.
Circa 1900 Window Glass
Adam’s properties are distinguished not just by the quality of their spaces or the beauty of their surfaces but also by the ease and comfort of the life they enable one to live.
— John Woell, Steven Harris Architects LLP
[With Adam Gordon] any house can be transformed by careful planning, design and redevelopment into a beautiful, useable and uniquely autobiographical environment.
— Wolf Jakubowski's New Townhouse News
We’ve worked with Adam Gordon on four or five projects, each of which has proven to be a very exciting and interesting collaboration. One thing that’s great about working with Adam is capitalizing on the opportunities and potential available to a given site, so that each space is very different from one to the next.
— Steven Harris, Steven Harris Architects LLP