Measuring 8,000 square feet, the 260 West Broadway apartment is a spacious and luxurious New York home, located in the coveted northern tip of trendy Tribeca. The spectacular triplex loft restoration features elegant pre-war details in an extraordinary 45-foot by 45-foot great room with 26 foot high ceilings, 24 foot high arched windows and towering cast iron columns. Here, we’re looking at how this fabulous home has been staged in very different ways over the years, with some dating as far back as 2015. In a building that possesses such a dramatic presence on its own, the substantial style shift achieved by switching out furniture, art and accent colours makes an interesting study.

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A design team makes magic in an Ocean City retreat, melding light-filled spaces, stunning bay vistas and a serene, restful vibe

Walk in the front door of Mike and Mary Strittmatter’s Ocean City vacation home and all you see is water. Beyond the chic, comfortable living area, the Assawoman Bay extends for miles—all white-capped waves churning in the winter wind on the day this writer paid a visit.

“So many people say it feels like you’re out on a yacht when you first enter the house,” Mary enthuses. “Or an ocean liner.”

Indeed, the home’s location is magical, occupying a point that juts dramatically out into the bay to create water views on three sides. In fact, though the Strittmatters were ready to renovate their former vacation house in this bayside enclave, when this one came on the market they grabbed it. Mary, an interior designer, and Mike, who owns

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Fresh white decor, flourishing green plants and intriguing art collections shape these two very different home interiors. One highly decorative neoclassical home interior is filled with ornate panel doors, a sculptural and dominant jade tile fireplace, and a mix of traditional and modern furniture pieces. In contrast, the second home we take a tour of is a streamlined modern space with no frills, bells or whistles, only clean lines with pit stops of raw concrete. As we move from room to room, we’re also dazzled with brightly clashing accent pieces, intermingled with the neutralising essence of raw timber elements. Whether you’re space is deeply classical or crisp and contemporary, this look fits all.

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