Voyeuristic West Village Penthouse with See-Thru Tub Isn’t for Shy Inhabitants

Posted On Mon, October 6, 2014 By

Posted On Mon, October 6, 2014 By In Green Design, Interiors, West Village 

We recently caught up with architect Adam Kushner who’s currently in the process of building the world’s first 3D-printed estate up in Gardiner, New York. Though this project is what’s garnered him the most attention lately, Kushner has always been one to experiment with new materials and methods of construction. One of his earliest projects is this modern duplex penthouse located in the heart of the West Village. Once home to Kushner himself, this pad—which has previously been called both “sexy” and “unconventional”—is all about pushing boundaries, and includes some surprising details that, well, we’ll just say aren’t for shy folks afraid of showing a little skin.

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Inspired by nature’s four elements and the city, Kushner combined glass and stainless steel with New York subway tiles and doors to create an ultra-sleek aesthetic on the top floor. Communal spaces on the bottom floor are clad in wood and brick, and an in-floor jacuzzi sits in the middle of the living room, just a few steps from the front door (seen above in the right image).

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The home also features a modern kitchen with plenty of counter space and built-ins for storage. The second bedroom boasts a skylight, while the master bedroom floats above it all with edge light floors and curved white walls for a distinctly different feel and look from the first floor.

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But voyeurs especially will love this one architectural detail: There’s a see-through soaking tub with a clear plexi bottom viewable from the kitchen below. This of course is complemented by the penthouse’s east, south, and west exposures which soak all corners of the duplex home in natural light.

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Indoor/outdoor living is achieved with a Juliet balcony off the kitchen, a terrace off the bedroom, and a cozy rooftop space with views looking out onto the beautiful and leafy West Village.

Love this design? More of Kushner’s out-of-the-box work can be seen here. And don’t forget to read our interview with Adam where he discusses building the world’s first 3D-printed estate.

Images courtesy of Kushner Studios

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