Monday, April 28, 2008

A penthouse for all seasons

Materialicious has this post today about a swanky penthouse in the East Village:

Pulltab Design was retained to design a series of renovations to a loft space along with a new penthouse and garden area atop an existing roof, accessed through the fifth floor loft.
Designed as a space for both reading and entertaining, the East Village Penthouse is part of a larger private residence located on the top floor of an early 1900’s Manhattan walkup.
In creating the indoor/outdoor space, a palette of materials (teak, bronze, zinc and Cor-ten steel) was selected allowing the design to season, through cycles of weathering.
For durability, the solid teak windows, doors and columns were assembled using traditional joinery details, inspired by the techniques of wooden boat building.

Designed as a living environment for all seasons, the penthouse allows for a reprieve from the busy nature of the city, while still connecting the owner to the wonderful and varied cityscape of the East Village.

I'm trying to figure out exactly what street this is...Any guesses?

More photos here.
Oh! So this place was featured in the May 2007 issue of Metropolis. Need to be a subscriber to access the piece.

[Photographs by Elizabeth Felicella]

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