Eye in the Sky: Urban Apartment Overlooking NYC's The High Line

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September 19, 2013
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  Geraldine and Kit Laybourne’s apartment is inside architect Neil Denari’s HL23 building in the Chelsea arts district of New York. It hovers above the High Line, a former elevated rail line now transformed into a public park.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Geraldine and Kit Laybourne’s apartment is inside architect Neil Denari’s HL23 building in the Chelsea arts district of New York. It hovers above the High Line, a former elevated rail line now transformed into a public park.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  The Laybournes worked with architect Neil Denari, designer Sandra Chamberlin, and lighting designer Linnaea Tillett to create their two-bedroom apartment inside the HL23 building in New York.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    The Laybournes worked with architect Neil Denari, designer Sandra Chamberlin, and lighting designer Linnaea Tillett to create their two-bedroom apartment inside the HL23 building in New York.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  In a corner of the living room, a large work by Martin Mull and a pair of paintings by John Meyer join Moroso furnishings: a Misfits sofa by Ron Arad, a pair of white Nanook tables by Philippe Bestenheider, and Fjord tables by Patricia Urquiola covered in antique kimono fabric.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    In a corner of the living room, a large work by Martin Mull and a pair of paintings by John Meyer join Moroso furnishings: a Misfits sofa by Ron Arad, a pair of white Nanook tables by Philippe Bestenheider, and Fjord tables by Patricia Urquiola covered in antique kimono fabric.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  It is all very mindful. “We proceeded with a philosophy and a vision,” says Chamberlin. “All of us understood that the poetry of what you look at is very important.”  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    It is all very mindful. “We proceeded with a philosophy and a vision,” says Chamberlin. “All of us understood that the poetry of what you look at is very important.”

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  A pair of Bouquet chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso are comfy perches from which to gaze down on the High Line.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    A pair of Bouquet chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso are comfy perches from which to gaze down on the High Line.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  Their kitchen features an Artematica Vitrum glass system from Valcucine, artwork by Craig Kucia, and banquette cushion fabrics by Hella Jongerius for Maharam.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    Their kitchen features an Artematica Vitrum glass system from Valcucine, artwork by Craig Kucia, and banquette cushion fabrics by Hella Jongerius for Maharam.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  In the master bedroom, a sculpture by Maya Lin hangs above a Siena bed from B&B Italia.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    In the master bedroom, a sculpture by Maya Lin hangs above a Siena bed from B&B Italia.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  View of the High Line public park, a former elevated New York Central Railroad spur, or branch line.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl
    View of the High Line public park, a former elevated New York Central Railroad spur, or branch line.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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  The Laybourne Residence's floorplan.  Photo by: Christopher Wahl

    The Laybourne Residence's floorplan.

    Photo by: Christopher Wahl

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