Located on Mercer Street in Manhattan’s trendy Soho area this 5000-square-foot penthouse puts you right smack in the middle of New York’s hottest shops restaurants and nightlife. You can also save some of the budget you put aside for barhopping by heading up to your own private Sky Bar to grab drinks while enjoying a 1500-square-foot lanscaped terrace with its own rooftop kitchen.
The interior also does away with unnecessary partitions as one long living space serves as the new social zone where the family can comfortably spend a relaxing evening. An all-white kitchen with marble backsplash and a smart workstation sits on one end of this extended living area while a relaxing family room occupies the other end.
A smart living area a lovely kitchen with an exquisite gray island at its heart a banquette-style breakfast zone and a formal dining area are all connected with one another visually. Framed glass doors windows and partitions allow for an uninhibited flow of natural light that comes from the backyard as well as the skylight above the central staircase.
The living area on the lower level of the house comprises the sitting area dining space work area and a contemporary kitchen and each area flows into the next. A nifty partition made out of tree trunks adds as a visual separation next to the small workspace that can also easily double as a breakfast nook when needed.
With manmade water features adding to the beauty of the natural ponds around the cabin one would assume that a weekend here would simply melt away in no time at all! Add to this the fact that the cabin is a LEED Platinum sustainable design and you do feel like you are rejuvenating in the lap of nature.
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.
Decor choices also reflect the intent of the architects to create a timeless space that fuses modern ergonomics with a more classic design. But it is not just the aesthetics that influenced this choice of a stripped-down industrial look as the homeowners also wanted an energy-efficient home with plenty of natural ventilation and smart green credentials.