Burton Goldberg brought many treasures back from his travels. He adored the southwest and the warm mood that adobe walls provided. To design and build the arched ceiling-to-walls, in this typical apartment interior, meant building arched brackets throughout, wrapped in wire mesh and plastered. Sometimes the arches we designed, especially in the alcoves, required many block wedges before wiring. The overall look of the apartment transcended the typical penthouse apartment into an organic form of an old world ambiance. Carlos Alfonzo created mosaic on the top of the columns embedded in the plaster and aspen poles were imported for the ceiling in the bedroom. A natural river rock tub was built using carefully selected flat stones. Sandstone slabs were installed on all the floors and recessed lighting was built into the walls to illuminate the art.
Photos by Dan Forer