Looking for a stunning contemporary dream home in Tribeca, New York City? This spectacular penthouse just happens to currently be on the market through Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The penthouse is located on the 14th floor of a historic Art Deco loft building and has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The glass exterior enclosure was designed by James Carpenter Design Associates and is made from high performance, museum quality insulated glass. This exterior sheath not only allows for incredible 360-degree views of Manhattan, but also a quiet and serene interior living space, even in the midst of the NYC. Rogers Marvel Architects (RMA) is responsible for the distinguished, modern and streamlined interior design and architecture. This dream home boasts a 7,500 square feet of indoor living space complimented by a 4,500 square foot terrace. The breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the terrace or the interior of the home. The entire home has the optimal design for capitalizing on its prime location.
The 140,000 square foot building that houses this penthouse was a printing factory in its former life. It has been transformed into a mixed use structure with the assistance of RMA. With the ground and lower floors offering around 30,000 square feet of retail and office space and the upper levels containing 21 luxury loft condominiums. These condominiums take full advantage of the surrounding city and Hudson River views. The large expanses of windows also allow for the amazing influx of natural light. Tribeca real estate is always booming and this particular property seems to be at the center of it all. Featured here is the pièce de résistance of the overall structure. The glass encased penthouse which was added to the building only after extensive review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
The architecture and decor of contemporary dream home are simply magnificent. The main living level of the home contains a guest bedroom with attached bath, kitchen, dining area, den, powder room and palatial double height living room with 18 foot ceilings. While most of the furnishings and decor have a clean streamlined look, the wall coverings are quite unique and intriguing. On one side of the living room is an elliptical glass staircase leading to the second level. The wall behind this stairwell is beautifully embellished and makes, what would perhaps look like a rather unassuming space, a brilliant focal point. You can see the amazing difference the addition of the wall covering adds when you compare the pictures below. The staircase is beautiful in an of itself, but the wall covering really makes the whole corner come alive with a wonderful sense of movement.
The private second level of the home contains a laundry room, two additional bedrooms (each with its own bath), and the grand master suite. The master suite is situated as to have two sides of exposure to make the most of the amazing views. The master bath also includes, aside form the traditional offerings, a steam shower, Jacuzzi and sauna. One things that is unclear to me is how privacy is dealt with in this glass walled structure. On the main living level greenery has been placed at various locations and together with the balustrade that surrounds the deck, add some privacy and a nice connection to nature. Although window coverings on the second level are not apparent, perhaps they are just concealed when not in use thus maximizing the overall aesthetic. If you have any interest in purchasing this home please contact Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Photos and information for this article have been provided by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Rogers Marvel Architects and James Carpenter Design Associates.
Posted by KarenShearer at 4 March, 2013