Duplex Apartment with a Helical Slide in New York City

By • Mar 9, 2011 •  Selected Work 

Designed by Turett Collaborative Architects, this duplex apartment is located in a new building in the East Village of New York City.

Two identical one-bedroom units, one atop the other were combine together into a 2,400 square-foot duplex two-bedroom penthouse with the option to descend speedily from the top floor with a custom-made sculptural slide!


The Galfond Residence by Turett Collaborative Architects:

“TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, but this adventurous client requested something we’d never seen before. In a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client’s desire to combine two penthouse condos… with a helical slide.

In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made “Rintal” stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.

Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide.

TCA managed to creatively and successfully turn this now 2 story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play.”

Photos by Travis Dubreuil
Source: Architizer

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One Comment to Duplex Apartment with a Helical Slide in New York City

  1. Saartje says:

    two bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. why? a slide is fun when you’ve got the space and the money, but what are four bathrooms (6 bathrooms sinks, 4 baths, 2 showers and 4 toilets is a bit over the top for a two bedroom home, no? And even if you convert the play room and the office to another 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms is just too much.

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