Polished and refined, yet casual and livable. This gorgeous 900 sq ft, Greenwich Village apartment with 13 ft ceilings is owned by Gil Shafer of G.P. Shafer Architect. When Gil first purchased and guy-renovated this parlor floor apartment in Greenwich Village over 20 years ago, he conceived every architectural detail as though it were in an original 1840s Greek Revival townhouse. Two stately ionic columns and a custom designed scaglolia mantelpiece define the living room, echoing the Greek Revival moldings, custom-patinated brass hardware, and hand-painted, faux-grained mahogany doors throughout the residence. The latest reimagining of the apartment reflects a nuanced, subtly contemporary aesthetic that fits seamlessly within the traditional, largely-unchanged envelope. Neutral fabrics mixed with antique textiles and a graphic, black and white Iranian flatweave carpet add an unexpected spark to the more refined period details.