Bridge between Urban & Mainstream
Perched atop the American Tract Society Building near City Hall sits what could be New York City's most architecturally interesting home. A lofty claim when we've seen condos in clock towers, churches, and former gymnasiums, but the Skyhouse, as it's called, is a whole world unto itself. Architect David Hotson and interior designer Ghislaine Vinas created the penthouse, which was recently profiled by Interior Designmagazine and named a finalist in Architizer's A+ Awards. The space has 360-degree views of the city, a 1,500-square-foot terrace, and 45-foot ceilings in the living room. It was a blank slate when purchase by a couple in 2007, lacking even heat and basic plumbing. Hotson transformed it into a surreal four-story, four-bedroom home with a fun-house like interior that purposefully disorients vistors.
Take the time to watch the video. The concept is extraordinary and amazing. The picture does no justice for what was conceived in their vision.