A Gilded Age Apartment Gets a Family-Friendly Modern Makeover

The playful, modernist living room. Photo: Howie Guja

This 2,700-square-foot split-level in the Osborne Apartments was formerly owned by the legendary editor Leo Lerman and the artist Gray Foy, his partner. Lerman died in 1994, after which Foy’s new spouse, Joel Kaye, became a co-owner; in 2014 it was sold to a family with two kids. Architect Jacob Sandmann of Fogarty Finger Architecture says the children “drove the renovation, as we didn’t want the apartment to feel like a museum.”

A Gilded Age Home Gets a Family-Friendly Modern Makeover