How would you like living in a building like this? Architect Mark Foster Gage was commissioned to make this design as a way to see what kind of ultra-luxury development might be possible on Manhattan’s 57th street. The 102-story residential complex is laden with sculptural and geometric elements throughout its façade and would offer sweeping views of the city skyline.
The building is covered in limestone-tinted concrete panels with hydroformed sheet-bronze details. It also comes with brass-tinted alloy structural extrusion enclosures. The 64th floor houses a sky-lobby with retail stores, a 2-story ballroom, and a 4-star restaurant. Looking over Central Park and midtown Manhattan, it’s an eye-catching design to say the least. [h/t designboom.com]
Architect Tim Seggerman designed this 240-square-foot Manhattan studio apartment with both coziness and functionality in mind.
His client, an anthropology professor, had spent years living in a one-room hut in West Africa, and wanted to apply lessons about simple living learned there. He combined that with aesthetic inspirations from legendary furniture designer George Nakashima, creating a wood-paneled home filled with warmth that maximizes utility.
A narrow staircase leads to the lofted bed, which features a solid balustrade for privacy.
But the crown jewel of the apartment is it’s cabinet-like crawl-in library, also found in upstairs. Too small to stretch out, but still overflowing with comforts, the tiny reading room perfectly embodies the studio’s coziness. Take a look below.
Got a cool $100 mill’ burning a hole in your pocket? You’re in luck! With that, you could purchase this $95 million apartment in New York City and have change left over for an island or two.
The penthouse apartment is located at 432 Park Avenue in Manhattan, one of the world’s most premiere addresses. The building, designed by famed architect Rafael Vinoly, rises 1396 feet high, making it the highest residential building in the Western hemisphere.
Look down (yes, down) on the Empire State building from your expansive 10x10ft windows which bathe light on the expansive six-bed, seven-bath plus library home. 12.5ft finished ceilings complement solid oak flooring, with countertops made from fine Italian marble.
Price tags for the building’s other 104 condos range from $16.95 million to $82.5 million. Other features include a private restaurant, 75ft swimming pool, screening room/performance venue, and even a board room. Bad news, though! The crown jewel $95 million apartment has already been snapped up.