Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Architecture Wednesday: I Just Adore A Penthouse View

Okay, so we've had country houses in Spain and Pump Houses in England, but I needs me some New York real estate about now. I needs me a Tribeca penthouse, and this one fits the bill quite nicely.
It has a private elevator so i don't need to mingle with those with whom I choose not to mingle. And that elevator leads to a gorgeous double height living and dining room beneath a massive skylight that runs the width of the room. 
Light is so important, y'all.
A Portero marble fireplace;  quarter-sawn limed oak walls; Wenge floors--I Googled for's an exotic hardwood, and I am all about the exotic hardwoods, you know--and exposed steel and stone that create an ambience that is both monumental and warm. 
I also adore a warm monument, if I'm being completely honest.
The top of the line kitchen opens into the living room and features Bulthaup cabinetry, double ovens, Subzero refrigerator and a 400 bottle walk in wine cellar.
Four.Hundred.Bottles. That'll cut down my liquor store runs.
The library has walls lined in exotic Makore paneling--more Googling and we learn Makore is African cherry wood--a fireplace and a gorgeous bar. Alongside the library are a laundry room, a powder room, and two bedrooms, each with en-suite bath,.
A sky-lit staircase leads to a family room which overlooks the living room below. At the other end of this floor is the master bedroom, with its own dressing room, sitting room, a private, south facing terrace--Tuxedo adores a south facing terrace, bit i digress--and a master bath with an intricate mosaic marble floors that feature radiant heating, a double steam shower--double the steam, double the pleasure--double sinks and spa tub.
The third level provides access to a fully landscaped private roof top terrace, with a full kitchen, and dishwasher for all those outdoor soirees.
I'm in.
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David Dust said...

Gorge. And it's not far from my job.

Now where did I put my checkbook?...


R.J. said...

When do I get to move in?

Wonder Man said...


mistress maddie said...

Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue. And Bob, you sound like the guys I date "For the full effect, click to emBIGGERate!!!

twunty mcslore said...

That shower stall is bigger than my entire bathroom.

Cubby said...

The library is delicious. I'm leaking just looking at it.