Produced by Niki Dankner
Photography by Lesley Unruh
Prop Style by Anna Surbatovich
Text by Alison Fonseca
"As is so often the case in New York City, finding the perfect apartment was a waiting game for CeCe Barfield Thompson—just not as long of a wait as she expected. The designer, who worked under Bunny Williams before launching her eponymous firm in 2015, has a master’s degree in historic preservation and a fondness for the city’s storied old buildings. Her husband grew up in a classic home in Virginia and similarly craved something with a bit of history. Their dream was an apartment on Gramercy Park: a charming private green space (only residents of the bordering blocks have keys) nestled amid the bustle of downtown Manhattan, surrounded by a square of stately townhomes. It feels like a glimpse into a New York of the 19th century. There’s 'a little bit slower pace,' CeCe says. 'You know your neighbors. The buildings are low-rise, so you have a lot of sun. And on top of that, there’s an element of preservation in the area that makes it very special.'"
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