East Village Penthouse

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Turett Collaborative Architects combined two identical units, one atop the other, into a duplex home with a helical slide in New York City.

Project description:

In a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, we had the opportunity to meet a unique client’s desire to combine two penthouse condos… with a helical slide. In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made “Rintal” stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.

Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide.

We managed to creatively and successfully turn this now 2 story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play.

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6 thoughts on “East Village Penthouse

  1. That is fantastic. I loved the big slides in Tate Moderns Turbine room. You cant help but feel happy after going on them. Wonderful.

  2. slide looks out of place, maybe should have considered a different material. Love it otherwise.

  3. the material isn’t the problem, it’s the fact that it’s done in a condo in New York City that’s a problem. it’s a gross waste of space in a city hurting so badly for quality real estate. Yeah, it’s nice and fun to see something like this, but the novelty and practicality of it will wear off in about 3 months TOPS! And then they’ll come to realize that it sucks!

    The layout kind of sucks to be honest. the bedroom on the lower level near the bottom has to walk halway across the floor plan to get to one of the 4 FULL bathrooms. 2 Bed 4 Bathroom condo in NYC with a giant two story slide and yet one of the bedrooms doesn’t even have it’s own bathroom out of those 4?!?! what a GIANT missed opportunity!

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