Big City Digs: Modern Manhattan Penthouse

The pros at Foley Fiore Architecture play up unique architectural features and views of Central Park to create a modern retreat in the middle of NYC

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A. McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A. McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A. McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A. McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A. McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Photo By: Ellen A McDermott

Living Room Includes Separate Zones for TV, Fireplace

The living area of this Manhattan penthouse includes separate zones for watching television and gathering around the fire, making this a comfortable retreat in the center of the city for the family of four. Hanging daybeds enjoy the view of Central Park.

Modern Manhattan Penthouse Living Room With Daybed Swing

This Manhattan penthouse was fashioned by a previous owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. Foley Fiore Architecture were tasked by the current owners to remodel the space to update the home to include ample communal living spaces comfortable for a young family with two teenage children. The living room includes a stylish, modern fireplace with a ceiling-mounted daybed swing.

Built-In Entertainment Center Masks Presence of TV

A built-in entertainment center plays down the television by framing it with displays of art and collected items. The sofa with chaise extension offers a comfortable spot to watch a movie or show and enjoy views of Manhattan.

Hanging Daybed With Views of Central Park

A daybed hanging from steel girders supporting this Manhattan penthouse home's mansard roof enjoys unparalleled views of Central Park.

Steel Beams, Hanging Daybed Offer Loft-Like Feel in Penthouse

A unique steel structure supporting the mansard roof of this Manhattan building was exposed during renovation to create a loft-like feeling in the penthouse. A daybed now hangs from one of the girders to provide extra seating in the open living room with a fun touch that might appeal to the family's two teenagers.

Modern Kitchen Features Zinc Bar, Views of Manhattan

A bar made from zinc anchors this sleek, modern kitchen and ties the design to a zinc dining banquette located just out of view. The fronts of the refrigerator and wall ovens sit flush to the understated cabinetry, and a large picture window offers views of Manhattan.

Zinc, Marble Countertops Create Modern Look in Manhattan Kitchen

A zinc breakfast bar matches the tones of the veining in the marble backsplash and lower counter for a sleek, modern look in this Manhattan penthouse kitchen. An unadorned window keeps the attention on the views of Midtown and Central Park.

Kitchen Shelving Lit by LED

LED tape used on kitchen shelving illuminates displayed items located on and below the shelf. Quartzite is carried across the countertop and up the side wall for an elegant, modern look.

Large Sliding Doors Offer Views of Central Park, Connection to Garden

Large metal sliding doors maximize views of Central Park and provide a gateway to the courtyard-style garden beyond the dining and living areas.

Dining Banquette Surrounded by Sculptural Zinc Wall

A sculptural curved zinc wall houses a dining banquette from which views of the courtyard-style garden can be enjoyed through the sliding doors. The banquette design is echoed in the zinc bar in the nearby kitchen of this Manhattan penthouse.

Study Tucked Inside Turret in Manhattan Building

This Manhattan building includes a decorative exterior turret. A study area and curved set of stairs makes use of the unusual shape of the space, and windows enjoy views of Central Park and midtown.

Marble Tile Highlights Curved Bathroom Wall

Small marble tiles draw attention to the curved bathroom wall that's tucked against this penthouse's mansard roof. Larger slabs of marble on the side walls and countertops offer a subtle contrast to the accent wall while wrapping the space in elegance.

Bathroom Features Floating Teak Vanity, Limestone Surfaces

A floating teak vanity creates a modern, organic look in this serene bathroom. A limestone countertop is matched to the large wall tiles that surround the room, and a chrome wall sconce adds a touch of glamour.

Soft Fabrics, Lighting Create Intimate Feel in Private Alcove

Tucked behind a curtain, this alcove offers an intimate retreat. A plum wall, soft fabrics and LED detail lighting create a soft look in this welcoming space, and drawers located in the base of the daybed offer storage.

Penthouse Garden Mixes Industrial, Organic Hardscaping Materials

A private garden area connects all of the interior spaces in this Manhattan penthouse to the outdoors to offer a serene, quiet space in the middle of the city. The design is balanced through a mix of industrial and organic hardscaping materials.

Private Garden Oasis at Manhattan Penthouse Home

A garden surrounded on two sides by the lower level of this penthouse offers a private oasis for the homeowners, their family and their guests in the heart of Manhattan. Both levels of the home enjoy views of the garden.

Bamboo-Trimmed Water Feature Offers Serenity in Penthouse Garden

An understated water feature trimmed with bamboo adds to the serenity of the courtyard-style garden enjoyed by this Manhattan penthouse located near Central Park.