“We have taken advantage of this building’s great bones and radically redesigned the interiors to create refined, modern three- to five-bedroom homes with beautiful classical elements and proportions.” — STEPHEN SILLS

The perfect marriage of classical details and modern sensibilities has long been a hallmark in the work of Stephen Sills. Renowned for connoisseurship, he and his team are particularly skilled at bringing historic buildings up to date with a fresh and contemporary eye, and elevating interiors into exceptional living spaces.


His portfolio includes private homes for an illustrious clientele as well as The Connaught Hotel, The St. Regis New York and London, and The Chevalier at Hotel Baccarat. Stephen Sills is among Architectural Digest’s “AD 100” and has been recognized in the magazine’s “30 Deans of American Design.”


The residences

There is no greater luxury in Manhattan than space. The generously sized rooms at 101 W 78 are conducive to modern living with grand foyers, eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms, large bedroom suites, and marble fireplaces in select homes. Stunning proportions characterize the great rooms, which are flooded with light from oversized windows framing protected views to the South and East.


Style, superior craftsmanship, and functionality combine in kitchens fit for a chef. Designed in collaboration with Stephen Sills and crafted by Smallbone of Devizes in their Wiltshire, UK atelier, the kitchen cabinetry has been hand-painted on site in a custom finish, topped with slabs of White Carrara marble, and bedecked with aged brass or polished nickel cabinet hardware. Solid oak drawer interiors boast dovetailed joints and a bespoke Stephen Sills-designed stain that complements the wood flooring. A full suite of Miele appliances and a SubZero undercounter wine cellar complete the package.


The master bathrooms are clad in luxurious slabs of Snow White honed marble, with custom white smoke lacquer vanities and Waterworks fixtures.


Second bathrooms feature Cararra marble herringbone-patterned floors, White Whisp marble tile shower walls, custom White Oak cabinetry and Waterworks fixtures.


Residences with a third bathroom will feature a ceramic penny tile in Dove White on floors and shower walls, Jura Gray honed marble countertops, custom White Oak cabinetry, and Waterworks fixtures.


Powder rooms feature a stunning, silver-leafed cork wallcovering by Innovations; Gray Ice quartz slab floors and vanity top; Waterworks Boulevard glass washstand; and a custom, Parisian-inspired mirror.