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What happens when two of New York City’s most creative minds — interior designer Jonathan Adler and fashion guru Simon Doonan — deck out a summer home? You get a colorful Shelter Island beach house that screams seaside chic. The couple’s busy schedules take them all around the world, which is good news for New Yorkers still looking for a Hamptons rental — the playful pad is available for the month of July.

Situated in a secluded area on Crab Creek, the airy 1,300-square-foot beach house is far more stylish than your average summer rental and probably a lot pricier, too — it’s currently listed for $11,000 a month.

Peek inside the vibrant Hamptons home

Stella Tower living room
  • Tony Winner to Sell Luxury Duplex: Tony-winning composer Adam Guettel threw one last party before putting his apartment at The Osborne on the market. Page Six has his reason for parting with such a beautiful place.
  • Brooklyn’s Newest Foodie Neighborhoods: Brooklyn Magazine has the newest neighborhoods to check out if you want to make your stomach love you… and then maybe hate you later.
  • Was J.Lo’s Free Bronx Concert A Flop?: First of all, we can’t believe J.Lo has never had a concert in her home, the Bronx, since her debut album. According the New York Observer, the rest of the Bronx agrees that she’s just Jenny from the block… and didn’t see a need to show up.
  • Stella Tower is Selling Fast: The Stella Tower can’t identify with J.Lo’s plight. The development has only been on the market for a month, but the Real Deal has been told that they’re already 60% sold out. The sales and marketing team is exclusively Douglas Elliman agents.
  • Morris Adjmi Apartments Coming to Williamsburg: The architecture firm is developing a 13-story, 82-unit rental apartment on South 5th Street and Curbed has the renderings.
  • Mamie Gummer Buys $1.74M Chelsea Pad: Meryl Streeps daughter, an accomplished actress herself, has purchased a home not too far from her famous mother’s apartment, and the New York Post has the details.

Images: Stella Tower living room (left), J.Lo (right)

Diane von Furstenburg penthouse

The headquarters of the “Queen of the Wrap Dress” (ladies, you know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever stood in line for one of these sample sales!) is well known for the big, geometric glass structure that sits perched atop the traditional Meatpacking District building. Not so well known, though, is that inside this rooftop crystal is Ms. von Furstenberg’s penthouse apartment.  And just as you’d expect, the space is full of all of the sleek, yet glamorous style that the designer expresses in her clothing.

Conceptualized by Work Architecture, the Diane von Furstenberg headquarters was adapted from this landmarked meat market building to house the firm’s flagship store, administrative offices, and production space. The re-imagined rooftop is not only an apartment, but a garden oasis. The staircase, dubbed the “stairdelier” by the architects since it is lined with Swarovski crystals, ties the live/work space together and is its crowning jewel. Descending diagonally through the building’s six stories, it reflects light throughout the entire interior.

More about the sparkling staircase and all of the interior eye candy this way

Tsai residence designed by HHF Architects and Ai Weiwei

China’s most provocative artist can add architect to his already extensive resume. Known around the world for his contemporary artwork and political activism, Ai Weiwei has also had a hand in designing this sprawling compound in upstate New York.

Located in bucolic Ancram — just a two-hour drive from New York City — the Tsai Residence was originally commissioned by a pair of Upper East Side art collectors. The 2,800-square-foot structure was completed in 2006 and put back on the market a few years later in 2013 for a whopping $4.25 million. But the hefty price tag comes with a unique distinction — it’s the only house in the United States that Ai has ever designed.

Take a tour of the pricey, one-of-a-kind property here

DUMBO, Tech, Leeser Architects, conversion, nyc, brooklyn, development, tower

Leeser Architects, designer of the Museum of the Moving Image expansion in Astoria, seems to be single-handedly upping the architecture ante in the outer-boroughs. Fresh off the heels of demolition commencing on the site of their multi-faceted 30-story Marriott Autograph Collection tower in the BAM Cultural District, Leeser may also be busy in the conversion of DUMBO’s five-building Jehovah Witness Watchtower complex into a high tech incubator and residential tower.

See the renderings we’ve uncovered after the jump

Opera Garden in the Machine

The creative mind is so spectacular. There’s nothing more fun for designers than to be given a project where they can allow their imaginations to run rampant. Never was this more evident than with The Warehouse Gallery’s new exhibit opening next month. Five architecture firms were asked to design an idealistic plan of Atlantic Yards, conforming to the same dimensions as the actual project headed up by developer Forest City Ratner. These proportions include 4,278,000 square feet of housing and 156,00 square feet of retail space.

Find out more about the project here

For some longtime Williamsburg residents, the neighborhood already exhibits twilight-zone-like traits—the massive gentrification, glass waterfront towers, and skyrocketing rents—but the new Level Hotel planned for 55 Wythe Avenue is a literal translation of these possible feelings with its space-ship-looking design.

More photos this way

About 6sqft

By Zaid Hilmi, Fri, March 28, 2014

6sqft is pulling back the curtain on New York City. More than just current events, here you’ll learn about the places, people, and ideas that are shaping your city. Whether we’re writing about the subway system, touring a quirky home, recalling a historical event, discussing trends in interior design, or unveiling a new development, 6sqft’s carefully edited selection of stories will enliven your conversations on what it means to live in an electric metropolis.

6sqft-team

6sqft takes its name from the notion of “personal space.” This concept was introduced by anthropologist Edward T. Hall back in 1966 as a way of defining how people behave and react in different types of culturally established spaces.

As New Yorkers, the size of our personal space is in constant flux—it shrinks as we travel on the subway, and we typically regain our latitude when we enter our neighborhoods and homes. Though oftentimes our limited space is attributed to the sheer number of people that inhabit our dense cityscape, at the same time, we are unique in that we constantly allow our personal space to blend with our social: The thoughtful coffee shop conversations we have with strangers; when we enlist the help of a passerby to carry our stroller down a crowded stairwell.

Hall theorizes that personal space measures just a little over two square feet, while our social space can extend well beyond sixty-four square feet. We believe that the area where these two meld—that area where New Yorkers are at their best—is six square feet.

6sqft is published by CityRealty.

 

About our team…

Dana Schulz, Managing Editor
Dana is a writer and preservationist with a passion for all things New York. After graduating from New York University’s Urban Design & Architecture Studies program, she worked as the events coordinator at the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and for a fundraising consulting firm that specialized in NYC-based arts organizations. In her free time, she works as a licensed tour guide, leading walks on the cultural, social, and architectural history of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Follow her on Twitter @danaschulzNYC.

Devin Gannon, Senior Editor
Devin is a Brooklyn-based writer and a politics nerd. After graduating from American University with a degree in journalism and political science, she covered New York City and State politics for the Gotham Gazette. You can follow her on Twitter at @devingannon_

Michelle Cohen, Contributing Writer
Michelle is a New York-based writer and content strategist who has worked extensively with lifestyle brands like Seventeen, Country Living, Harper’s Bazaar and iVillage. In addition to being a copywriter for a digital media agency she writes about culture, New York City neighborhoods, real estate, style, design and technology among other topics. She has lived in a number of major U.S. cities on both coasts and in between and loves all things relating to urbanism and culture.

Alexandra Alexa, Contributing Writer
Alexandra is a Brooklyn-based writer and content strategist. After graduating from Cooper Union with a degree in architecture, she began writing about all scales of design for Metropolis, PIN—UP, Surface, Wallpaper* and other publications.

Lucie Levine, History Writer
Lucie is writer, historian, and tour guide of all things NYC. She founded Archive on Parade, a tour and event company that takes New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets through walking tours, lectures and community events. She is also the News Editor at Greenpointers, and her writing has appeared on DumboNYC. You can follow her on Twitter @ArchiveOnParade.

Emily Nonko, Contributing Writer
Emily is a Brooklyn-based writer who has covered New York City real estate, architecture and design for The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, City Lab, Dwell, and other publications. You can follow her on Twitter @EmilyNonko.

Rebecca Fishbein, Contributing Writer
Rebecca Fishbein is a native New Yorker and current Brooklynite. She was most recently a Senior Editor at Gothamist and currently contributes to Jezebel, Bustle, and Brick Underground, to name a few. She has strong opinions about bagels. Follow her on Twitter @bfishbfish.

Cait Etherington, Contributing Writer
Cait Etherington has over twenty years of experience working as a journalist and communications consultant. Her articles and reviews have been published in newspapers and magazines across the United States and internationally. An experienced financial writer, Cait is committed to exposing the human side of stories about contemporary business, banking and workplace relations. She also enjoys writing about trends, lifestyles and real estate in New York City where she lives with her family in a cozy apartment on the twentieth floor of a Manhattan high rise.

Annie Doge, Celebrity News Writer
Annie is a NYC-based writer focused TV, lifestyle and pop culture. When she isn’t reporting on Taylor Swift’s most recent move, she can be found searching out and snapping photos of the latest trends in food and fashion.

James and Karla Murray, Photographers 
James and Karla are husband-and-wife New York-based photographers and authors. Their critically acclaimed books include Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York, New York Nights, Store Front II- A History Preserved and Broken Windows-Graffiti NYC. The authors’ landmark 2008 book, Store Front, was cited in Bookforum’s Dec/Jan 2015 issue as one of the “Exemplary art books from the past two decades” and heralded as “One of the periods most successful New York books.” New York Nights was the winner of the prestigious New York Society Library’s 2012 New York City Book Award. James and Karla Murray’s work has been exhibited widely in major institutions and galleries, including solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society, Clic Gallery in New York City, and Fotogalerie Im Blauen Haus in Munich, Germany, and group shows at the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale, CA. Their photographs are included in the permanent collections of major institutions, including the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the New York Public Library, and NYU Langone Medical Center. James and Karla were awarded the 2015 Regina Kellerman Award by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) in recognition of their significant contribution to the quality of life in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo. James and Karla live in the East Village of Manhattan with their dog Hudson.

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