Renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf transformed a five story New York City townhouse from dark and dingy into light filled and glowing. Windows, windows and more leaded paned tall windows and doors plus a huge skylight dome perfectly placed over the central staircase make this city space oh so bright. I love it.
Double doors lead into a cozy den with white slipcovered sofas, a Saarinen tulip coffee table, zebra upholstered stool, wide planked wood floors all topped off with a nice window that sheds light on the wonderfully breezy decor. (above)
An oval skylight dome sheds amazing light on the home’s main spiraling stairs. (above)
Huge colorful marble slabs are used in the shower area which is also adorned with a standing wood soaking tub and a freestanding cast iron bath as well. Oh did I mention there is even a window in the bathing area? (above)
A wall of the same colorful veiny marble is used on the wall of the sink area creating a dramatic design effect in this designer bath. (above)
This townhouse makes me want to move to New York again. Uh oh. Need to squelch the New York notion for right now…but I can dream…I can dream.
Happy Wednesday all. Am so busy that I can’t think. Need to remain positive. It will all get done. Please chant with me…it will all get done.
Photos: Selldorf Architects