Not all luxury living in 21st century downtown Manhattan is a glass-clad cliche, and this sprawling, light-filled Tribeca penthouse is proof. On the highest floors of a five-story 1920s building at 142 Duane Street, this is a triplex to be reckoned with at 7,200 square feet plus two private outdoor terraces. Part of what makes this $16.95 million condop (a co-op with less stringent condo-like rules) so special is a showstopping contemporary gut renovation by architecture firm Triarch in 2005, with natural wood paneling inspired by modernist architects like Jean Michel Frank, Adolf Loos and Bruno Paul.
Enter the entry gallery/foyer via keyed elevator and continue into a vast double-height great room anchored by a Portoro marble-clad wood-burning fireplace–one of four. The aforementioned wood-wrapped walls are quarter sawn lime oak, illuminated by massive skylights.
A sleek contemporary kitchen features custom Bulthaup cabinetry, double ovens, a SubZero refrigerator and 400-bottle walk in wine storage.
A relaxed yet distinguished library features offers another fireplace and a custom wet bar. Here also are two bedroom with ensuite baths and the convenience of a laundry room.
Up an architecturally stunning iron staircase you’ll find an open media/billiards room that looks out on the living room below. Adjacent is a luxurious master suite with a capacious dressing room, a separate sitting room and a private terrace.
From the home’s upper level you can access the beautifully landscaped private roof terrace which boasts a full outdoor kitchen, storage and skyline views.
The classic 1920s building at 142 Duane Street has only eight residential units and offers more storage in the basement.
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.
Neighborhoods : Tribeca