PARK AVENUE PENTHOUSE
NEW YORK, NY
This Work inhabits the top three stories of an Upper Eastside apartment building. The lowest level, the 15th floor, is dedicated to the family, with five bedrooms and a live-in caretaker's room. The fore of the apartment, a family room and kitchen, is separated from the entrance to the apartment by a folded plate white stair and clear glass partition, leading the entrant upwards to the 16th floor, where the space has been treated as a singular environment of dining and living, surrounded by a terrace of plantings. Through a door of blackened ash, the occupant moves up through a circuitous stair, and arrives at the master suite.
The intent of the Work is to develop a layering of spatial interest that at once looks inward towards the means by which the spaces are defined, while simultaneously making all efforts to engage the exterior of the building, and the light and view brought to the apartment by its small footprint.