Man­hat­tan makeover

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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.

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