Luxury Outlook 2023
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Photo by Chris Loupos
The 1909-era brownstone Alysia Reiner shares with her husband, actor David Alan Basche, and daughter, Livia, 9, was once a neglected shell of a building. But in 2006, the couple took a chance on the space, rebuilt it, and returned it to its original dignity.
Reiner—who is filming season three of Better Things, season six of Orange Is the New Black, and stars in and produced the movie Egg, which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring—walked us through the home, sharing her favorite things in it.
“I’m so not a ‘stuff ’ person,” says Reiner. “But David kept asking what I would like, and I said, ‘OK, someday I’d like to own
a Rauschenberg’ since he’s my favorite artist. So, for our anniversary this year, he blew my mind.”
“I steep peppers, ginger, or lemons in vodka. The pepper vodka can get very spicy, which I love, depending on the pepper you use and how long you steep it. I love making a jalapeño infusion or a pepper martini.”
“Liv and David made this for me for Mother’s Day, and it truly is my favorite thing. Liv knows how to use a circular saw and did half of the cutting of the spalted maple base, a piece of which was in our cellar.”
“A dear friend has a store called The Monkey & The Rat, and I said, ‘Would you please find us a beautiful blessed Buddha with a story behind it?’ Our friend found this Begging Bowl Buddha in Tibet.”
Photography by Deidre Schoo