The Penthouse is a duplex apartment located in Tribeca, New York City and it was designed by the international award-winner designer Lee Broom for himself. The residence was created with a desire of having a place to call home in NYC but it’s not only a home to stay when in city, it is also a space where Broom shows his aesthetic taste at its finest, especially with his furniture collection including sofas and coffee tables designed specifically for the space. Probably, the most difficult part of creating this beautiful residence was that Broom was not able to come to NYC during the restoration, so almost the whole process was realized online because of the pandemic, but it didn’t stop Broom to create this unique design.
The residence has many specialties such as being the first sustainable restoration of a historical building of its kind in New York City, 80% of the materials have been reclaimed or restored. Another feature distinguishes the house is the indiviuality of each space of the house, as each room has a specific personality that carries the Broom’s signature. They have been designed in a monochromotic style and even if each of them has a different indiviuality which has been provided with mostly through color or texture preferences, there is a consistent harmony between each room. The two-storey space offers a living room, dining room, two kitchens, two bedrooms, a dressing room and study as well as two terraces.
In the living room, many of Lee Broom’s outstanding creations have been used. These creations have been designed especially for the penthouse and the collection will be launched in 2021. Beige and light color palette dominates the living room and provides a spacious atmosphere when it comes together with the vast windows. While a light color palette provides that spaciousness, black details make a modern touch. What is at the forefront of the living room’s design is the White Street modular sofa and Tribeca Tables which are the parts of the creation that will be launched. They provide a highly aesthetic look to the design and their harmony with the fireplace carved from Italian travertine designed by Lee Broom is just remarkable. Another feature of the living room that catches the eye is the Hanging Hoop Chair designed by Lee Broom.
Its cohesiveness with its environment provides a great aesthetic to the complete design of the living room. The same cohesiveness is there in the dining room as well, but it has been provided with a different color palette this time. Blue and gray color palette dominates the space but this time color preferences provide a dramatic look that seems like it came out from the eighties, especially the deep blue moiré walls is the key to this dramatic look. One thing in common between each room is the forms of the furnishing because even if they look completely different, it can be seen that clean and sharp lines have been avoided and the forms of the objects are smoother. This creates the coherence between each room but making that contrast with colors creates the personalities of spaces. Musico chairs with blue velvet upholstery that have been used in the dining room are also one of the valuable pieces of Lee Broom’s new collection. Pieces seems to be even more individual in the bedrooms, but especially the sofa in the master bedroom which is an archieved piece from Lee Broom’s 2011 collection shows the Lee Broom’s ability of making the right choices while creating an interior design as even his different collection pieces from different periods are able to harmonize with his new collection pieces.
Styling by Michael Reynolds