Enter the home of any design enthusiast and you’re almost guaranteed to find a copy the latest month’s Dwell magazine sitting on their coffee table. While a number of design publications have disappeared into the abyss over the last few years, Dwell has stuck around as a power player and source of inspiration for creatives across the globe. And it’s no wonder — the mag’s glossy pages are brimming with cutting edge architecture, lots of industrial design eye-candy, and fascinating stories of those who dare to live differently.
Amanda Dameron is Dwell’s Editor-in-Chief, and she’s the brains behind the content across all of the media company’s platforms. As one of the most influential voices in the world of modern design, it was only fitting that last year she launched the Dwell Store, an e-shop offering up many of the incredible things featured in the magazine each month. Though there are thousands of designs to be had at the site, here Amanda shares with us a curated list of her favorite items from the store.
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Former SNL star Kristen Wiig has just sold her Soho Loft for $2.675 million. 476 Broadway Apt. 10-M sits on the 10th floor of a pre-war building in the coveted Soho/Nolita area. Resting a good 4 or 5 floors above its surrounding buildings, this apartment gets tons of light, and its large windows provide unobstructed city views, including One World Trade Center and City Hall. The kitchen features top of the line appliances with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Waterstone Filtration System.
Take a glimpse inside the comedienne’s former home here
Once upon a time there was a scrappy little warehouse district in Brooklyn that birthed some of the largest industrial firms in the nation: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Astral Oil (later Standard Oil), Brooklyn Flint Glass (later Corning Ware) and the Havemeyer and Elder sugar refinery (later Amstar and Domino), to name a few. And along the waterfront, among the docks, shipyards, mills and refineries, breweries such as Schaefer, Rheingold and Schlitz dotted the landscape.
While many of the factories still stand, most have been converted to luxury residential buildings, with Northside Piers being the very first residential development at the waterfront of Williamsburg.
Toll Brothers’s full-service condominium takes full advantage of its location, offering residents a 400-foot-long recreation pier and stunning views of the New York City skyline. And this rare-to-the-market Two Northside Piers 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom duplex penthouse at 47 North 4th Street, with two large balconies, is just as dazzling.
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Finding your perfect apartment is much like selecting a significant other–it needs to be comforting, make you feel happy and safe, jive with your lifestyle, and, most importantly, be so attractive you can’t keep your hands off it.
We’d bet that the new owners of the penthouse at 47 Murray Street are currently in the honeymoon phase with their new digs. They snatched up the 3BR/3BA home for $4.76 million through a listing with Douglas Elliman, and what they received is a 2,825-square-foot duplex loft with two terraces, 13-foot ceilings, 9.5-foot windows, modern finishes, and plenty of wall space for an art display.
The love story continues here
When you look at these New York buildings, it’s hard to imagine there’s space for a 7,000-square-foot loft inside. Well, the former home of Justin and Nicole Ehrlich is one of those spaces. 20 Greene Street #6A is definitely deserving of an Academy award with its dramatic tall ceilings and oversized windows. And it just sold to the tune of $14.5 million. This Soho loft, listed by Douglas Elliman, doesn’t do anything halfway. Its giant living room is large enough to be its own apartment, for starters.
Take a closer look at this glamorous loft here
An empty corner lot in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city? Now that doesn’t come along every day. When presented with this rare blank slate in 2012, the architects at Kohn Pederson Fox went to work creating an elegant, contemporary building that blends seamlessly with its SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District environs.
The result: a luxurious, window-filled residential condominium at 27 Wooster Street in Soho, complete with Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed interiors, a host of upscale amenities, and — wait for it — parking.
Get a first glimpse inside this gorgeous penthouse
Leo Yoshimura, a set designer and art director for late night television shows like Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with Conan O’Brien, has purchased unit 5W at SoHo’s 565 Broadway for $4.2 million through a listing held by Keller Williams. This is a D2 class/artist in residence building, meaning it’s a former industrial site that was converted to residential and now its apartments must be inhabited by a certified artist.
The artistically designed loft seamlessly blends historic character with sleek modernism. Original columns punctuate the 2,740-square-foot 3BR/3BA space, which retains its large windows and high ceilings. The interior window cutouts let natural light traverse the entire unit, as does the contemporary frosted glass divider that leads into the boldly painted red den.
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One look at this delightful apartment at 141 Attorney Street and you will be hooked. The bright sunshine flowing in from the north, south and west exposures perfectly showcases distinctive details like the exposed brick walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, custom built-ins, a wide-plank wooden wall, and even a fun over-sized “barn door” (yes, it’s red!).
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Closet space isn’t easy to come by in New York City, so when the owners of this stunning Union Square loft remodeled their apartment a few years back, storage was on the top of their to-do list. With help from Robert Luntz and Joseph Tanney of Resolution: 4 Architecture, the family transformed their newly-expanded apartment into a sleek, modern home with plenty of cabinets and shelves.
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Bigger is better so the saying goes, and you’ll get no argument from this nearly 8,000-square-foot duplex at 28 East 70th Street. Luckily, you have us to navigate the way through the 20+ rooms that make this home a truly remarkable residence.
The most difficult part of our journey? Where to start! So grab your key (for the elevator) and step right into this stunning condo’s marble-floored reception foyer and spacious entry gallery, ensuring complete privacy for the rest of the home’s wings. Yes, wing is a totally appropriate description to use with a residence of this size.
Enter your destination and away we go