David Alhadeff looked at about 100 homes, but the far-and-wide search was worth the New York space he eventually found for Casa Perfect, the “residential gallery” concept he first launched in 2017, in Los Angeles.
Set in an 1850s brownstone in the West Village, Casa Perfect’s New York home is a charming five-storey apartment owned by investor Nat Rothschild. The 5,000sqft space was redesigned by architect David Chipperfield – his tan oak staircase connects all levels of the home – and interior decorator David Mlinaric.
It was all that Alhadeff wanted for their Manhattan outpost, the second of his experiential retail concept Casa Perfect, first founded in 2017 in Los Angeles. Back then, Alhadeff wanted to expand his contemporary design gallery The Future Perfect into a space where visitors, including architect and interior design customers, can experience the furniture pieces in context.
Like its Los Angeles counterpart, Casa Perfect New York is furnished with pieces by contemporary designers and artists they have showcased and championed since the gallery‘s Williamsburg inception in 2003, as well as newcomers for the New York iteration. These include lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, design collective Commune, interior and product designer Rooms, and ceramic artist Eric Roinestad – among many others.
Although not a shoppable destination per se, visitors are given an experience of the furniture in situ, as they might have them at home.
Casa Perfect New York, which will also serve as the home of Alhadeff and his partner, Jason Duzansky, while in the city, features five levels that include a basement kitchen, a parlour, a sun room, and a top-level bedroom. A patio also exists at the back on ground level.
The debut of the New York location follows Casa Perfect Los Angeles’ relocation to Elvis Presley’s former Beverley Hills home. Visits to Casa Perfect are welcome by-appointment.
Tour the residential gallery through the slideshow below.
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Photography by Douglas Friedman, courtesy of The Future Perfect