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Park Avenue Penthouse by Søren Rose Studio

1.28.2020

Last week I featured a few images from of Park Avenue Penthouse by Søren Rose Studio. An incredible home that left me wanting to see more, I'm excited to now have the full project to share with you. In case you missed the first post, Søren Rose were enlisted to carry out the design of the 6000 sq ft residence by a Swiss-American couple who use it as their base when visiting New York. Asking Søren Rose to make them a 'Magnus Opus', this gave the studio creative freedom in designing the penthouse apartment, which they describe as being a journey into bespoke craftsmanship, and one that took a great deal of persistency to come together over the course of five years.


A journey that involved flying around the world and choosing the best possible suppliers and materials, the project, in all its facets, is the marriage between traditional Scandinavian design and both industrial and contemporary New York. If you read last week's post, you'll no doubt remember the majestic dark verde alpi marble wall that starts in the hallway leading into the apartment and stretches all the way to the rooftop. Created with stone sourced from the same quarry in the Alps that Mies Van der Rohe acquired his marble for the Pavilion in Barcelona, it provides a dramatic backdrop for the swimming pool with views over Gramercy and the Flatiron District.


The interior blends Danish design classics with newer items and art, both of which sit beautifully alongside the many custom solutions that focus on detail and quality craftsmanship. This includes all the millwork, which was designed by Søren Rose Studio and built by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri. In addition to beautiful details such as hand turned knobs and the highest grade of leather in each compartment, the hallway bench has a hidden shoehorn and the bookshelf integrates a pull out ladder in the library.


The living areas feature signature wide plank flooring by Danish brand Dinesen, made from wood sustainably soured in Germany. The kitchen island is designed by Antonio Citterio for Archlinea, the backwall and other cabinets are from Bulthaup, and appliances are from Gaggenau. The adjacent dining area features the studio's own bespoke Seagram table, paired with vintage classics “The Chair” by Hans J. Wegner designed in 1949. Acquired in Copenhagen, the 12 chairs were reupholstered in natural leather to compliment the beautifully patinated wood. The furniture is further enhanced by the warm hues of the artwork (featuring a puzzle detail in the canvas) by M. Crow from BDDW, and the long sideboard is a bespoke piece based on the Reflect sideboard from Muuto that Søren Rose Studio designed. Built by Københavns Møbelsnedkeri, it features lightly smoked oak and cognac leather inserts. 



The stunning bedroom above features the iconic PP225 Flag Halyard chair By Hans J. Wegner from SuiteNY and Arundel table lamps on the bedsides from In Common With. In the bathroom, the large marble bathtub  is made from a huge block of Statuario sourced in Italy.

 
The sprawling rooftop spans different levels has an infinity pool built from Bisazza tiles. The pavers are made from Roman Travertine and the outdoor kitchen and fireplace from Statuario marble. Outdoor furniture includes the discontinued Aspen collection designed by Søren Rose Studio for Restoration Hardware in 2012. 

Architecture and Interior Design by Søren Rose Studio / Photography by Brook Holm

With every aspect of the design painstakingly considered and executed, this breathtaking apartment truly is Søren Rose Studio's magnum opus.


Images courtesy of Søren Rose Studio

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