Unique Designs of Sawyer | Berson – Sawyer | Berson is an architecture practice that also works in the field of landscape architecture and interior design. Founded in 1999 by Brian Sawyer and John Berson in New York City, the teamwork includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States of America.
Sawyer | Berson works in a variety of styles and seeks to achieve unique designs in traditional and modern vocabularies. The main pillars of their projects are supported by rigorous historical, contextual and technical research and are developed in close consultation with the client. The firm’s work has received several awards and been featured in major publications and books.
APARTMENT ON EAST 91ST STREET
Steps from Central Park, this sprawling 7-room corner home offers space, timeless elegance, luxury, privacy, and location. Residence 2B has a more than generous layout with 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms and a powder room. The views are open and the expansive windows serve as a picture frame, overlooking Madison Avenue and 91st St. The formal dining room comfortably seats 8 people. An oversized master suite makes for the perfect retreat for relaxation. The apartment features two more generous-sized bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. In addition, the apartment also features a tastefully decorated powder room.
TOWNHOUSE ON EAST 80TH STREET
Sawyer | Berson reconceived the central atrium of a New York townhouse as a soaring dining area. Japanese ink paintings are displayed on the walls, which are sheathed in raw silk by Larsen; the chandeliers are from Circa Lighting, the mantel was custom made by Chesney’s, and the Agra rug is from Mansour. Enhancing the library’s far wall is a circa-1300 Japanese scroll; the walnut bookcases and paneling were crafted by Symm and Co., and the Agra carpet is late 19th century. The master bath, clad in cipollino marble, is equipped with a circa-1940 hanging light from Carlos de la Puente Antiques.
RESIDENCE ON EGYPT LANE
The impeccably detailed, luxuriously decorated house offers 3,500 square feet of private indoor living space, including 4 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths. To one side of the living area are the formal dining room, wet bar, pantry, and an incredible chef’s kitchen. On the opposite side are the cozy den/media room, equipped with a state-of-the-art a/v system, and a ground-floor master bedroom with an en-suite bath. Outdoor living space includes multiple seating areas, two outdoor dining tables, a covered porch with an outdoor fireplace, and a 15×40-foot Gunite pool with a separate spa. The home offers the latest in technology and comfort: A two-car detached garage. The perfect location for a fabulous summer vacation: less than a mile to beautiful Egypt Beach and Wiborg Beach, and less than half a mile to the Jitney, restaurants, shopping, and the movies.