When Nuschese entertains “anywhere from four to 20 people for sit-down dinners” at home, he invites guests into the living room, a long, yellow-painted space that nearly stretches from the front of the house to the back. Here, tables fitted with removable tops are pulled up to the sofas lining the perimeter for cocktails. A baby grand piano nestled into a corner is at the ready for a few tunes.
The conversation piece in the room isn’t the impressive, 18th-century Italian painting on the wall, but a gilded cherub resplendent in green feathers that hangs from the ceiling. “It’s from a Nativity scene,” the owner explains. “It’s like a blessing – it keeps the energy clean.”