Just a hop skip and a jump across the East River from Manhattan these modern Long Island City accommodations allow guests to experience the skyline in a way that just isn’t possible from within the island. Just imagine waking up to all of NYC’s most spectacular architecture laid out in front of you as you make breakfast in the immaculate chef’s kitchen. Plus the slightly off-the-beaten-path location makes this 1000-square-foot 2-bedroom penthouse a bargain.
Sleek wall shelves in black and white a cozy couch in black the iconic Isamu Noguchi coffee table and the playful Pumpkin chair and sofa by in bright red make up the living space. A snazzy dining room with acrylic chairs sits next to the kitchen and warm wooden surfaces add further elegance to each area.
How does a nice soak in a rooftop hot tub after a long day of sightseeing sound? That’s one of the many perks you’ll find at this centrally located 3-bedroom penthouse in Midtown Manhattan in addition to a modern eat-in kitchen and 270-degree views of the city.
The open plan living area contains the dining room a distinct concrete fireplace a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.
The townhouse revamp brings together the old and the new and gives the home spread across several levels a more modern appeal. Yet the ambiance of the interior is distinctly industrial with glass metal and brick being used heavily throughout.
With a roof garden and to power the house it is a lot more energy-efficient than it seems. With an additional guest apartment a model-train room and other facilities downstairs this is a renovated residence that completely bowls you over with its charm!
Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures into a modern family home requires a careful balancing act that combines sensitivity towards the past and a vision for the future.