East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden

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A penthouse and roof garden addition located in the East Village of Manhattan.

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Looking out from the penthouse addition across the teak deck to the wonderful rooftop texture of the East Village.  A Cor-Ten planter with built-in teak bench forms a screening element to provide privacy from surrounding neighbors. Photo  of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Looking out from the penthouse addition across the teak deck to the wonderful rooftop texture of the East Village. A Cor-Ten planter with built-in teak bench forms a screening element to provide privacy from surrounding neighbors.

Water flows from the collection trough in the inverted roof down the outside of a steel pipe and over adjustable zinc plated collars.  The adjustable collars were designed to allow the owner to create different patterns of falling water when it rains. Photo 2 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Water flows from the collection trough in the inverted roof down the outside of a steel pipe and over adjustable zinc plated collars. The adjustable collars were designed to allow the owner to create different patterns of falling water when it rains.

Channeling some of the urban grit of the East Village, Cor-Ten planters, welded on site, wrap the roof garden addition. Photo 3 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Channeling some of the urban grit of the East Village, Cor-Ten planters, welded on site, wrap the roof garden addition.

The penthouse addition was designed as a writing room a screenwriter of popular films.  The furniture is by Jens Risom and the floor lamp is by David Weeks.  All the wood used for the penthouse is teak which is designed to be left to weather and turn a beautiful grey. Photo 4 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

The penthouse addition was designed as a writing room a screenwriter of popular films. The furniture is by Jens Risom and the floor lamp is by David Weeks. All the wood used for the penthouse is teak which is designed to be left to weather and turn a beautiful grey.

Sunlight filters through the teak brise-soleil.  Waxed blackened steel panels complement the woodwork and the travertine floor. Photo 5 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Sunlight filters through the teak brise-soleil. Waxed blackened steel panels complement the woodwork and the travertine floor.

Custom lighting was placed between each rafter providing an even and warm illumination. Photo 6 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Custom lighting was placed between each rafter providing an even and warm illumination.

At night the penthouse addition shines with a warm glow. Photo 7 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

At night the penthouse addition shines with a warm glow.

Looking south toward the skyline of Lower Manhattan. Photo 8 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

Looking south toward the skyline of Lower Manhattan.

From an adjacent rooftop the penthouse forms part of the urban fabric of the East Village.  Teak, galvanized steel, Cor-Ten steel and Portland cement stucco were chosen to both blend in and to weather well over the years. Photo 9 of East Village Penthouse & Roof Garden modern homeView Photos

From an adjacent rooftop the penthouse forms part of the urban fabric of the East Village. Teak, galvanized steel, Cor-Ten steel and Portland cement stucco were chosen to both blend in and to weather well over the years.

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Architect
  • pulltab
Landscape Design
  • Roger Miller Gardens

Overview

Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2006
  • Square Feet
  • 600
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