Wednesday, July 11, 2012

a little bit of country rooftop heaven...









As I was browsing around on Madderlake DesignsI found this fabulous rooftop garden apartment owned by Joel Grey and it's in Manhattan (one of my fave places!)  Here's some background about how Joel's apartment came to be a little bit of country in the city:

"A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE PENTHOUSE FLOOR OF THE FABULOUS HOTEL DES ARTISTES ON MANHATTAN'S WEST SIDE, JOEL LIVED IN A LONG, NARROW SERIES OF ROOMS THAT ADJOINED A LARGE OPEN TERRACE--BUT LONGED FOR MORE INTERIOR LIVING SPACE. UNWILLING TO GIVE UP URBAN CONVENIENCE FOR A REFUGE IN THE COUNTRY, WE BROUGHT COUNTRY LIVING TO JOEL BY ADDING LIGHT-FILLED CONSERVATORY ROOMS FOR DINING, STUDY AND MASTER BATHROOM, THEN SURROUNDING THEM WITH GORGEOUS GROVES OF BIRCH AND BAMBOO, A GRAPE ARBOR OVER THE OUTDOOR DINING AREA, AND FLOWERS EVERYWHERE. THE ORIGINAL INTERIOR WAS GUTTED AND MADE AIRY; NEW AND OLD SPACES FLOW FREELY ONE TO ANOTHER. AND WHILE THE INTERIOR NOW LOOKS WARM AND MODERN, WE INTRODUCED QUIRKY ELEMENTS TO KEEP IT COZY AND INTRIGUING."


Wouldn't it be fun to spend a week or two in that apartment?  Joel if you ever need
a house sitter - give me a  holler!  I am always up for a short stay in New York City!

Have a jump for joy day today!
xxoo


2 comments:

Sherry said...

It's gorgeous...and it proves that no matter where you live, you can create the feeling of wherever you would like to be!

Lori said...

What a great space Cathi ~ think they will give it to us for a week-end? Have a good one. xo

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