The Garrison house was designed by the late architect Edgar A. Tafel in 1948, whose mentor was Frank Lloyd Wright. The low slung house, with large panes of glass, stone walls and sweeping views of the Hudson River, sits on 3.7 acres of land. The client, a retired doctor, collected a few good pieces - a serpentine sofa by Vladimir Kagan, tulip chairs by Erwine and Estelle Laverne, as well as art work by Robert Mangold and Joseph Zito. 2Michaels was hired to pull the interiors together. After our initial meeting, we bonded over our mutual love of the 1959 movie North By Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 2Michaels developed a great back and forth dialogue with our client, all of us responding to furniture that were unique and slightly rustic. Among the carefully selected furniture were pieces designed by Axel Einar Hjorth, Borge Mogensen, and Pierre Chapo. Antique Swedish and Morrocan rugs from Doris Leslie Blau reflected the simple, pure beauty of the house.
Family Home by 2Michaels in Garrison, NY
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Photography: Jeff McNamara