Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Rooftop Aerie in Manhattan










This is Joel's house. Joel, as in Grey, as in father of Dirty Dancing progeny Jennifer. Joel lives here, amidst the rooftops of NYC. Jealous much? I am.

{From the design firm's site, Madderlake Designs Architecture + Landscape:}

"A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE PENTHOUSE FLOOR OF THE FABULOUS HOTEL DES ARTISTES ON MANHATTAN'S WEST SIDE, JOEL LIVED IN A LONG, NARROW SERIES OF ROOMS THAT ADJOINED A LARGE OPEN TERRACE--BUT LONGED FOR MORE INTERIOR LIVING SPACE. UNWILLING TO GIVE UP URBAN CONVENIENCE FOR A REFUGE IN THE COUNTRY, WE BROUGHT COUNTRY LIVING TO JOEL BY ADDING LIGHT-FILLED CONSERVATORY ROOMS FOR DINING, STUDY AND MASTER BATHROOM, THEN SURROUNDING THEM WITH GORGEOUS GROVES OF BIRCH AND BAMBOO, A GRAPE ARBOR OVER THE OUTDOOR DINING AREA, AND FLOWERS EVERYWHERE. THE ORIGINAL INTERIOR WAS GUTTED AND MADE AIRY; NEW AND OLD SPACES FLOW FREELY ONE TO ANOTHER. AND WHILE THE INTERIOR NOW LOOKS WARM AND MODERN, WE INTRODUCED QUIRKY ELEMENTS TO KEEP IT COZY AND INTRIGUING."

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22 comments:

Avid Reader said...

What an absolutely gorgeous apt! Is it crazy that I had no idea Joel Grey was the father of Miss Dirty Dancing herself? I loved him from the first time I saw Cabaret.

nkp said...

Me too, Avid Reader. He's as fabulous as his amazing home! I don't know if it's a well-known fact or not, but it does explain her nimble feet. Thanks for visiting and welcome!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

oh my goodness... that light.. those windows!! What a magical hideaway in the city.

Boom said...

Oh yes...I am jealous!

alston said...

wow. love how beautifully unusual it is.

ps: also love that you guys went to Potter world! I've been wanting to make it down there, hopefully soon...

nkp said...

Hi there Boom! Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

nkp said...

Alston, it was a huge hit amongst my boys. Even the youngest was able to get in on the action. I highly recommend making the trip!

redbrickbuilding said...

Wow! It's amazing. Those designers deserve major props. I love the openness and the flow between rooms.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

The 'greenhouse' rooms are beyond amazing- to live on the rooftops of NYC in a place like this...total dream!

nkp said...

Hello Red Brick Building! I'm in absolute agreement!

Welcome and thanks for visiting!

erin@designcrisis said...

Jealous doesn't even begin to describe the way I'm feeling right now!

abigail said...

I LOVE that sun room so much I want to paint my sun room the same color. GORGEOUS!

nkp said...

Abigail, you absolute should!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

absolutely amazing. ahhh..to have that kind of money.
and super kudos to the folks who dreamed up that idea.

Raina Cox said...

Oh man, that is a brilliant solution to the problem. I could live there forever.

ticklishfromadistance said...

So, so good.

TERI REES WANG said...

Gorgeous green house soft light.

Cheers!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Sweet Jeepers!
What took me so long to get here.
Whoah Nelly....for real. What a pad.
Never would've guessed the DD connection!
Cheers, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Eleni said...

That's definitely stunning!!!
i love to see apartments surrounded by plants and trees even if they are located in the busiest of the cities!
Thanks for sharing!
Eleni of My Paradissi
www.myparadissi.com

Madderlake said...

nkp. Thanks to you and your readers for such thoughtful comments. Joel's apartment remains one of our favorite projects and we agree with your reader who said "I could live there forever." It really is a magical space. We shot a commercial for Takashima Department store (Japan) there in 2000.

Tom & Jody
Madderlake.com

nkp said...

Thank you for visiting, Eleni!

nkp said...

Hi Tom and Jody! What a pleasure and an honor to have you pay a visit. Thank you so much for your comment. This home is truly unlike any I've ever seen and I think "magical" is an entirely fitting description. It really is other-wordly and special in so many ways.

Congratulations on your incredible transformation!