In Manhattan, Bright and Modern

The penthouse is a modern Manhattan escape from the rest of the world. The sofas are from B&B Italia; the cabinetry is custom-made.

A crystallized glass catwalk runs the length of the apartment, from the entry to the rooftop terrace staircase. 

A garden of empty flowerpots was designed by the landscape architect and transplanted to the roof here.

The living room is furnished with a few carefully chosen pieces. The Zig-Zag Chair is by Gerrit Rietveld; the sculpture is by Louise Nevelson.

The kitchen is clean and simple, and open to the living room. The cabinetry and the Bosch stove were in the apartment when it was bought; the barstools are from Ikea.

The carved out space for the office is what was once a closet under the stairs. The table is from Ikea; the chair is a vintage piece by Otto Wagner, bought in Vienna.

The guest bedroom is furnished with chairs by Josef Hoffmann and his son, Wolfgang, bought in Vienna about 20 years ago. The photo that hangs over the bed is by Paul Himmel.

A portrait of the architect Louis Kahn watches over the powder room. The Barcelona stool by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a gift that was added to the bathroom.

The apartment was renovated to reflect the owner’s tastes, who said: “the apartment is now really my spot,” . “When I look out the window, I just love being part of the city. It’s the energy here that’s always been something for me.”
Images by Bruce Buck for The New York Times
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