Renovating an ’80s home into a contemporary residence that fits the specific needs of a homeowner is a task that is challenging enough. But the founder of Marco Costanzi Architetti was faced with a challenge that is far more unconventional and demanded greater sensitivity.
The distinct and dashing style of apartments in the Tribeca neighborhood is as famous and easily distinguishable as their counterparts that embrace the SoHo style. Taking roots from the industrial heritage of the region and its artistic backdrop this Tribeca Penthouse by Turett Collaborative Architecture combines classic design with contemporary decor and lifestyle choices to create a truly exceptional living space.
Reclaimed decor can be found everywhere with old sofas washing machines retro lamps from the ’60s and vintage chairs that have been reupholstered making their presence felt. Every corner of the house features a furnishing that looks like a lovely DIY idea!
Oversized windows large glass doors three expansive terraces and smartly placed skylights that usher in ample ventilation ensure that the line between the indoors and the world outside is blurred. Taking advantage of the lovely city skyline views outside the focus is kept on creating a vibrant home that allows you to take in the many sights and sounds of the iconic city.
One of the key elements defining the design is the presence of spaces that encourage family activity and constant interaction with nature. A separate television room with movable timber screens in the living area ensures that the kids’ focus is largely kept away from television.
Combining warm natural hues with sleek modern design seems like a luxurious yet organic extension of the scenery that surrounds it. Incorporating several contrasting elements the striking rectangular silhouette of the house is comprised of various square boxes that seemingly borrow from the classic bush lodge design.
Both the bedrooms and the bathrooms have been designed to take complete advantage of the lovely views that the house offers. Each of the bedrooms is clad in diverse hues that range from a minimalist black and white to vibrant reds and bold greens. The accompanying bathrooms also embrace a similar color scheme. With a refreshing pool an expansive deck and comfy furnishings completing the home functionalism precedes form at the Serengeti House.