Turett Collaborative Architects have sent us images of their latest project, a Manhattan, New York Penthouse, sitting fifty four floors high, with the Statue of Liberty, the horizon over Long Island and the whole of Central Park in view. The clients had a vision of the space, requesting clean design, a layout maximizing panoramic views, and the celebration of an exclusive collection of Asian art. This penthouse renovation came equipped with a unique challenge for the clients. They were moving out of a suburban estate that was almost four times as large as this 5,000 square foot penthouse. Therefore, the design had to go beyond aesthetics and maximize every square inch, incorporating amenities that would typically be found in much grandeur homes.
Penthouse architecture demands unique consideration. A sense of openness and comfort are optimized not only by careful attention to layout, but also through the blending of materials and textures.
New room partitions were crafted of concrete with wood-grain textures. High-gloss ceilings and lacquer panel walls extend the impact of the floor-to-ceiling windows. A glass enclosed study provides acoustic separation with no interruption of the view. Stainless steel wall insets serve as ideal displays for South Asian sculpture.
To maintain the clean, unbroken lines, heightened attention to finish included camouflaged electrical outlets and concealed sound systems, detailed indirect lighting, and self-closing pocket doors. State-of-the-art audio-visual systems are concealed behind nearly invisible doors.
Plentiful pantry, storage, and closet space keeps clutter to a minimum, and tucked-away amenities abound: the mirror in the master bath is two-way, concealing a television behind; the wine refrigerator and water cooler disappear behind custom cabinetry and wall panels.
Kitchen cabinets are faced in back-painted glass. Other rooms feature meticulously selected and matched stone slabs, custom wood veneers, and linen wall coverings. And a final touch that only a penthouse can enjoy: skylights (with both sun-shades and black-out shades) in the foyer and den further flood the home with natural light.
Photos: Travis Dubreuil
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