An Upper East Side, Manhattan, apartment with interiors by renowned architect Maya Lin has hit the market for $11.5 million.
The previous owner, software magnate Peter Norton, hired Ms. Lin, who famously designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., in the 1990s to renovate the unit over several years.
It was the first apartment the architect ever designed and when Mr. Norton decided to sell it in the early 2000s, house viewings attracted hordes of interested buyers.
“When she did this it was like a museum. People were lining up when it was up for sale,” said listing agent Marie Schmon of the Corcoran Group. The home is co-listed with Olivia Hoge of Sotheby’s International Realty.
Ms. Lin’s layout included architectural shared spaces, including geometric elements like a floating staircase that hovers above the dining room to the second floor. She used Sycamore paneling in much of the home, which also has maple flooring and a wood-burning fireplace, according to the listing.
She also designed two bedrooms on the second floor with a moving wall in between that can turn the two spaces into one, Ms. Schmon said.
Mr. Norton sold the unit in 2001 to a neighbor who combined the Ms. Lin-designed unit with their own and hired a different architect to integrate the two apartments. That means some parts of the current listing—such as the library—are not Ms. Lin’s creation.
Some of her original kitchen design has also been updated with newer amenities.
Today, the combined unit spans 4,700 square feet at The Curzon House, a collection of century-old Beaux-Arts townhouses in Lenox Hill. There are five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and a 460-square-foot terrace designed by David Giovannini.
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