Grand Concourse Residence
Designed by Louis Aloys Risse, the Grand Concourse was constructed between 1894-1909. Modeled on the Champs-Elysees in Paris, this world famous thoroughfare was built during the height of the City Beautiful Movement. 800 Grand Concourse is situated within the heart of the Grand Concourse Historic District. This large modern style apartment house, designed by Hyman I. Feldman in 1953, was constructed in the garden apartment tradition with an H-shaped plan featuring two large courtyards on Grand Concourse and Concourse Village West. Manhatta Archutecture, P.C. renovated Apartment #1-NN which faces the east courtyard.
The original design of the apartment was transitional with both art deco and modern design influences. The goal of the design was to pay homage to the original design style while adapting it to contemporary living standards.
One of the more intriguing aspects of the renovation was the Art Deco patterns produced by Bradbury & Bradbury. The living room pattern is "Volute-Platinum". The bedroom pattern is "Stardust-Midnight". The "Stardust" pattern was stenciled from motifs found in the now demolished "Cloud Club" at the top of the Chrysler Building.