This vast prewar New York penthouse has quite the pedigree. Originally used as a club space for the New York Wool Exchange, the clubhouse was then repurposed into artists' lofts before the Etro fashion dynasty took over the residence. Finally it ended up in the hands of its current owners, an art collector and his partner, a rancher-turned–fashion executive. However, the current couple think of themselves as ephemeral tenants as well: "The way I see it, this place is on loan to us from the city of New York," the owner tells Architectural Digest. The exquisite classic moldings offer the ultimate juxtaposition for the couple's contemporary art collection, and the rich array of texture makes the entire space unexpected. The art collector owner states: "I didn't want to touch it. But I needed to rock-and-roll it, to sex it up a bit." Scroll through to tour this seductive, playful pad.
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