Dramatic views and a modern industrial aesthetic are combined for the Fifth Avenue duplex headquarters of a successful hedge fund.
Soaring high ceilings and full height windows, with sweeping views of midtown, create a dramatic environment for the penthouse location. To maintain the sense of openness and the incredible panorama, full height glass comprises the majority of the partitions. While primarily used in its clear state, the glass is also frosted in certain locations, allowing light to penetrate, while still providing the desired privacy.
The space was conceived as a high-tech, yet refined, workplace. White walls, concrete flooring, and simple architectural details, such as floor and ceiling reveals, emphasize the effect and further establish the clean, concise simplicity of the design.
The millwork was inspired by the geometric lines of Donald Judd sculpture, with textured rift oak introducing a warm, rich material to offset the spare construction. The Executive Partner suite, occupying the key corner with the most spectacular vistas, is outfitted with sleek, sophisticated Mid-century furniture.
2005 / Groves & Co.