When the late filmmaker Nancy Dine was looking to downsize her living situation in 2015 after spending 30 years in a Greenwich Village loft, she wound up settling on a combined set of apartments in a prime locale directly across from the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. There was just one caveat. Although her son Nick Dine, a New York architect, was sure it was the best space his mother could purchase for the money (which was $3.3 million at the time), he also thought that the bland, postwar three-bedroom built in 1969 was “ugly as hell,” with orangish parquet flooring and too many small rooms.
Fast-forward to today — after a complete re-imagination by her son that including doing away with the walls and thresholds, and adding sustainable and durable speckled Dutch Marmoleum flooring — and it’s now an open and contemporary five-room showpiece highlighted by a primary bedroom suite and an office. The site of a small yet serviceable kitchen also was switched from the rear to the front of the apartment to take advantage of the natural light and views.
Yet other alterations included the addition of sliding gold panels in the foyer (for hiding storage space), and installation of a custom bed designed by Dine and built by Dune in the master suite.
Found at 20 West 64th St. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan — at One Lincoln Plaza, a 43-story mixed-use commercial and luxury residential condo building near Central Park, Columbus Circle and Carnegie Hall — Unit 32HJ is now on the market for $3.495 million (including monthly common charges of $2,933), offering up panoramic vistas of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades.
“The wow factor of this apartment comes from two sources: the spectacular light and views, and the sophisticated, top-of-the-line renovation executed by Nick Dine,” says James Foreman, who is co-listing the property with Susan Silverman, both of Brown Harris Stevens.