Author: Angela Voulangas

When the native Frenchman spied a glass apartment tower going up at the park’s northern edge, he thought, Why not ask? “The secret is not to be afraid to be adventurous,” he says. “So immediately I put my apartment on 14th Street on the market. It was a fast sell—everything downtown sells like a croissant!”

With a keen eye for collecting everything from Empire to exotica, designers Ron Wagner and Timothy Van Dam turn their Renaissance Revival Townhouse into a showcase of the decorative arts.