HGTV's Selling New York, which has since been canceled (What were they thinking?), was my favorite program on Thursday nights, or any other night. So much so, I would watch it live and then immediately re-watch the DVR'd portions I wanted to see again. Shaun Osher of the boutique, full-service consulting brokerage firm CORE (Cayre Osher Real Estate) revealed a 5th Avenue penthouse in New York in 2011 by the famed French Architect Joseph Dirand, and I was mesmerized. His design is the perfect revelation of architecture and nature; an expression of functionality "while not adding, what is not needed." The rooms' compositions are a concert of styles, contemporary as well as classic, with relation to the framed view as the art work. The penthouse is featured as a gallery-like showing, with a poignant design and breath-taking views as only Joseph Dirand could create. His work is compelling and engaging and entirely memorable and the bench mark for all architects and designers. Dirand created a conversation between line, form, and nature, it is simplicity personified. Several weeks back, I remembered that Shaun Osher had produced films, CoreTalks, and I am pleased to announce the conversation between Shaun and Dirand as they tour the penthouse at 812 5th Avenue was still available to view. Enjoy!
Portobello DesignAugust 28, 2014