Eddie Lee remakes his New York apartment into a dapper dwelling.
Cornelia sold the house late last year to an owner who intends to knock it down and build anew. But even now, on the eve of its destruction, the structure thrums with echoes of its storied past. After all, it was the home of the late polo champ Winston Guest and his wife, the legendary CZ. A muse to artists such as Salvador Dalí and Diego Rivera, a confidante to cultural giants, including Diana Vreeland and Truman Capote, and an inspiration for fashion designers Mainbocher and Oscar de la Renta, CZ cut a wide swath through the 20th century.
A portrait of Cornelia’s father, a polo champ and cousin of Winston Churchill’s, hangs above the stairs.