Urban Oasis: a Seaport penthouse
Overlooking one of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, this ‘glass box’ penthouse rests atop a 19th century mill boasting views from downtown to the harbor. The client wanted a Zen environment—their own oasis within the urban ‘jungle.’ An origami canopy of folded plaster is suspended over the space, lighting nestled in the seams. The kitchen island, mimicking the form of a lily pad, floats in the middle of the great room. A custom-built, circular rainfall shower allows for cityscape views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The all-encompassing gut renovation combined two separate units. The result, a sanctuary for an urban hippie in the heart of the city.