Ceramics by Julie Terestman, Yuta Segawa, Kazu Oba, Yuji Murakami, and Akihiro Nikaido, Sara NYC.
Gifford’s handwritten notes revealed that the living room’s mirror-backed bar was meant to be what the architect called an audiophile shelf. Rather than set up a Bluetooth system, James combed Gifford’s entries to figure out the original wiring, then got it back up and running for ’70s-appropriate hi-fi speakers and a record player. Hara and James came
to realize the architect had specific intentions for every
space. “It’s almost like the room is designed for eating and nothing else,” says James of the dining nook—the Saarinen Tulip table and Bertoia chairs, original to the house, are an eerily perfect fit.