The TriBeCa Penthouse was created by Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, in close collaboration with the hotel’s partners Ira Drukier and Robert De Niro. The 6,800 sq ft suite was inspired by the TriBeCa neighborhood’s industrial past fused with the ancient Japanese aesthetic of Wabi.
Incorporating antique and custom-made fixtures and furnishings, the penthouse includes a large open floor-plan with multi-purpose living spaces, including a separate living room and drawing room, a full sized chef’s kitchen, three fireplaces, two and half bathrooms and three bedrooms, including a master suite. The 4,000 square foot multi-leveled terrace includes lush gardens with wisteriawrapped pergolas, multiple seating and dining areas, a spa pool, a large gas grill, and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace.
The Penthouse design incorporates the philosophical beliefs of Wabi: beauty found in imperfection and authenticity; Artempo – where time becomes art; and poor materials that are rich in spirit.
Sustainable design is echoed throughout the interior and exterior space. Materials like stone, steel and reclaimed wood were carefully selected and thoughtfully utilized in every area of the penthouse.
The Drawing Room includes a comfortable seating area and features glass doors leading out to the lower terrace gardens.
Opposite wall in the Drawing Room features a natural stone slab fireplace and passage to exterior terraces.
The Living Room has a custom stone fireplace and seating area with oversized sliding doors leading out to the lower terrace gardens and a staircase to the upper terrace gardens
Artwork in the Living Room is an original piece created specifically for the space by Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki.
The iron fire grate has been made from joist hangers utilized in the original structure of the Louvre Museum.
The large Master Suite features a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, fireplace and glass door leading out to the lower terrace gardens.
The en suite Master Bathroom features intricate stone floors, a custom bathtub and separate shower. The framework for the soaking tub and the double basin sink was crafted from a 17th Century stone water trough weathered and smoothed by time.
The Second Bedroom, with a king-sized bed, shares access with the third bedroom to a large bathroom featuring a steam room with rain shower and Japanese soaking tub.
Bedroom Three, with custom twin day beds, has glass doors leading out to the lower terrace gardens.
The 4,000 sq ft private multi-leveled terrace includes lush gardens with wisteria-wrapped pergolas, multiple seating and dining areas, a spa pool, a large gas grill, and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. The copper gourd hanging lanterns were crafted from the original roofing of the building.
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