High atop a city tower in bustling midtown Manhattan, my client had three cramped apartment units he wanted to combine into one home.
Thinking of the Japanese concept of integrating natural elements into the home, I sensed that making a connection to nature would give it life. Square footage, equal to more than one of those units, was dedicated just to open space. This gave my client the luxury of taking in the surrounding landscapes from any angle.
From a long foyer, one enters the home at its most central point and is greeted by spectacular panoramic views of the Hudson River and the rolling hills of New Jersey miles away. By opening and stretching the space, the homeowner is now more connected to the natural elements of their urban environment on a grand scale. Land, sky, the sun’s movement, and weather become integral actors in the life of this home.