In the penthouse-elevator lobby, drapes and a lowered ceiling, concealing building mechanicals and services, produce a softened and compressed introductory space.
The adjoining gallery-passage, clad in white glazing panels, provides a neutral setting for artwork and gives contrast to the panelled walnut flooring. A specially-commissioned, permeable screen delineates the gallery-passage from the expansive living area.
The living area is organized by a double-sided, cold-rolled steel, custom fireplace into a large section for informal gathering and a small section for intimate conversation. Generous window openings frame city views and white-painted walls receive art.
The adjacent, open-plan dining-kitchen-den area is designed for home-cooked get-togethers and catered meals. During food preparation, the cook area may be enclosed with glass partitions. An extended, custom kitchen-island, with Corian counter and custom-polished chrome legs, accommodates buffet-style events. Closed-storage custom millwork, in white lacquer and walnut tech wood, eliminates clutter.
The private zone of the penthouse encompasses a master sleep area with his and hers ensuites-dressing areas. The husband’s, clad in linear brown marble, is isolated acoustically to ensure quiet during early-morning grooming. The wife’s, sheathed in book-matched Statuario marble, features a bathtub at the windows, raised on a platform to hide plumbing, making it the focal element of the space.
The powder room presents an engaging box-in-box design in walnut and Statuario.