Pritzker Prize winner and international architecture titan Tadao Ando has officially debuted the rooftop terrace penthouse atop his premier project in NYC, 152 Elizabeth Street. Named after its own address, the masterpiece is located in Nolita, Manhattan, and was fully designed by the Japanese architect:
Rocking 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms and categorically large windows, across 2 floors connected by a bodacious indoor spiral staircase, this magnanimous piece of luxury architecture is heavily inspired by modern Japanese aesthetics – focusing on depicting a luxurious yet minimalist environment, that promotes tranquility and uniqueness above all.
This isn’t the first time the design world has heard of the 152 Elizabeth Street building, either. Ever since its design plans were released, it has been cited across the globe, be it for its engrossing interiors or the fascinating living green wall that covers it from top to bottom on one side. Ando collaborated with Michael Gabellini from Gabellini Sheppard Associates for the interior furnishing process of the complex in its entirety.
Ando being renowned as he is for his work with steel and concrete, the penthouse brands plenty more ultra-luxurious fine points, ranging from its white-walled interior laid on Danish oak floors, to its total 3 distinct outdoor areas. These include a private terrace on its first floor, decorated with its own customized waterwall, and above, a balcony adjacent to the master bedroom, and a larger third terrace that might as well be called another residence entirely, with its own set of kitchen, lounge, fireplace, shower and bath, all of them outdoors.
In case you were planning to start saving up, let us stop you right there – the penthouse was sold before ever even actually reaching the market and for not a penny less than US$35 million. But hey, it’s still worth looking at from the outside!