This New York apartment is the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere
What makes some home designs special and different from others? Well, one of the criteria is location of the house, which often plays an important role in the way the house is designed. Take this apartment belonging to a prominent New York real estate developer. The 63rd floor of 432 Park Ave in New York City is the world’s tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere overlooking Central Park.The home has a dual personality—its subdued in the morning and sexy at night
This interesting, modern residence designed by William McIntosh of the namesake design firm is based on minimalism and the “less is more” approach. “We wanted the apartment to have a very sophisticated and urban feel with rooms that are comfortable and yet have an excitement about them. The apartment feels airy and spacious in the daytime, dramatic and sexy at night,” explains McIntosh.The home sports a neutral palette that allows the dwellers to focus on the overwhelming views outsideUrban Minimalism
Spread over 4500-square-feet, the apartment includes three bedrooms, four baths, living and dining room and a library. The views from this soaring apartment on the 63rd floor take in the entire city below, from the Hudson to the East River, from Westchester to Brooklyn, from Central Park to the Atlantic Ocean. The colour palette of white, tan and grey is not just soothing but also allows the eyes to move relatively undistracted around each room and to the view of course.The pleasant and welcoming ambience allow the homeowners to enjoy long socials with their family and friends
The heart of the house is the living room area raised on a leather covered platform. The hand-knotted wool and silk carpet, Mauro Fabbro floor lamp, a curved sofa which faces the view and the swivelling Royere Polar Bear chairs add to the sophistication. Taking in the views from the window seats installed tight up close to the large oversized oak windows at that height is not breathtaking but also thrilling. One of the challenges in this room involved setting up a bar that’s accessible but also discreet. The clever use of a motorised sliding artwork helped to recess the bar deep into the wall. A sculptural T shaped console with an illuminated onyx top sits in front. “We wanted the apartment to be a pleasant place for two having coffee in the afternoon or for 20 having cocktails at midnight,” exclaims McIntosh.The motorised sliding artwork helps to recess the bar deep into the wall
The use of pale fabrics, bleached floors and woodwork and the 10’ x 10’ glass windows mostly left uncovered help flood the house with natural light. The couple’s affinity to host large dinners for friends and family was matched with a humungous table that can accommodate up to 14 people. The convex mirror above the banquet allows everyone to share the view.The chevron-patterned flooring and comfortable furniture give this home a sleek, smart look Shades of Grey
The same aesthetics are translated into the elegant bedrooms. Dressed in the quiet colour palette of grey with touches of pink and violet is the master bedroom, that is outfitted with silk covered walls, plush velvet drapes and a custom bed by William McIntosh Design. A large black and white painting by Jean Dubuffet adds visual relief. This bedroom has both His and Hers baths.
The simplicity of the guest bedroom with its dark colour palette is not only sleek and current but also promotes a sense of tranquility. The custom designed bed, Cogolin France carpet and chandelier by David Weeks impart the space an overarching sense of modernity.The bedrooms have an underlying sense of tranquility
Another highlight of the apartment is the library, a relaxing space that feels both lush and inviting. Like the living room, it’s suitable for a slew of activities, whether the couple chooses to use the room to read, entertain or simply unwind. “It’s packed with interesting elements from eye catching ombre velvet on the vintage Italian armchair, the bronze Achile Salvagni pendant overhead, to the leather covered desk suspended within the window reveal to the marble and brass coffee table. Add to that the turquoise lacquered ceiling and it’s really a rich and cozy room. It not only makes the apartment feel more interesting, it adds to the experience,” says McIntosh.
Source: Architectural Digest
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