December 15, 2011
Turett Collaborative Architects, the architecture firm that designed the condo with a steel slide in the East Village, has recently completed another innovative space, this one a triplex penthouse on the Upper East Side. A spokesperson for the firm tells us “the attention to detail on this [project] is unusually high — even by our standards.” This was driven by the client, who was interested in unique solutions rather than compromises.
The homeowner traveled with architect Wayne Turrett to a remote quarry in the Swiss alps to hand pick the stone for the double-height wall around the 15-foot-wide fireplace. The soaring, meandering triple-height stair has laser-cut steel supports and translucent resin treads that cantilever like stiff diving boards.
The kitchen counter has an integrated double sink. The appliances are built into the wall.
Stair tread detail. They cast warm, orange-tinted shadows through the halls.
A bathroom, but not the master.
A detail of the faucets in the trough sink.
Photos by Travis Dubreuil.
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