Tribeca Penthouse, New York City
The Tribeca Penthouse project is a gut renovation of a two-story, 5000 square foot penthouse with nearly 7000 square feet of outdoor space.
Floating above downtown Manhattan with spectacular views of the World Trade Center, the penthouse interior features full-height, steel windows; patinated zinc panels; walnut millwork; and basalt hearths and countertops.
The exterior includes a rooftop meadow, perimeter terraces, and a skylit inner courtyard. Two volumes were created and textured with zinc panels to function as service centers, enclosing the stairs, pantry, bicycle storage area, laundry, powder, and mechanical rooms. Hand-rubbed walnut millwork compliments the zinc panels throughout the two volumes.
The lower level contains the kitchen, courtyard, open living room, and dining room; the second level contains the den, home office, and bedrooms.
The plan’s large footprint is balanced by a courtyard in the center of the living space between the two zinc volumes. The courtyard brings more natural light to the living area and serves as a showcase for a spiral staircase enmeshed in a mirror-polished stainless steel cocoon.
The cocoon’s polished, perforated surface is designed to reflect natural light in appealing patterns throughout the living area and to draw guests up to the rooftop meadow, lawns, hot tub, and dining and gathering spaces. Along the center of the roof, a folded wooden deck provides areas for sunning and lounging surrounded by wild seasonal vegetation. The home’s primary rooms face the terrace gardens that envelop the apartment.
Location: Tribeca, New York City
Principal Designers: Steve E. Blatz , Antonio Pio Saracino
Architects: Steve E. Blatz Architects PLLC.
Project Team: Michael Smith, Nina Etnier, Filippo Ferraris, Joel Agustin,
Maciej Ratkowski, and Brian Lau
General Contractors: DSA Contractors
Structural Engineers: Experion Design Group
MEP Engineers: Guth Deconzo Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architects: HMWhite