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Loft Apartment by Olivier Burns

By • Jan 25, 2015

Loft Apartment by Olivier Burns (13)

Interior designer Oliver Burns recently completed the Loft Apartment project.

This inspiring industrial apartment is located in Soho, an area of the City of Westminster in West London, England.


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The Jewel of 40 Mercer

By • Nov 28, 2014

The Jewel of 40 Mercer (2)

The Jewel of 40 Mercer is an elegant home located in SoHo, New York City, USA.

The recently-sold penthouse has 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms.


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Penthouse B

By • Oct 12, 2014

Penthouse B (4)

Penthouse B is a sophisticated apartment located in Soho, New York City, New York.

The apartment measures 3,593 square feet and has 3 bedrooms an 3 1/2 bathrooms.


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Duplex Penthouse Downtown

By • May 17, 2014

Duplex Penthouse Downtown (8)

This stunning duplex penthouse is located in SoHo, New York City, USA.

The apartment has 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and covers an area of 7,452 square feet.


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The Very Essence of Soho

By • Nov 10, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This sophisticated apartment is located in Soho, New York City, New York.

It has 4 Beds and 5 Baths and covers an area of 7,500 square feet.

It sold for $26.58 million in April 2014.

The Very Essence of Soho:

“Never before has a penthouse loft come to the market that combines indoor and outdoor living, the very essence of Soho, with the architectural proportions, natural light and unprecedented level of finishes and features as this magnificent home. Designed by Piero Manara & Debla Manara-Berger of Casamanara in direct collaboration with the owner, this unique property makes for epic, collector-quality real estate.

The discreet elevator opens to a gracious wood-paneled entry leading to the expansive 65 x 40 foot living room featuring up-lit original cast-iron columns and ceilings that soar from 16 feet up to 22 feet under the light-infusing skylights. Massive windows facing south and west add even more light and create the perfect picture frame of the new Freedom Tower. A cavernous wood-burning fireplace is finished with polished Eramosa marble with a honed Cohare marble hearth. Adjoining the glamorous dining area is a 1,500-bottle glass-encased, climate controlled wine cellar including a Sub Zero fridge for wine and champagne. The Media room is unlike any other with plush, upholstered stadium seating, dramatic cove lighting and ultra-suede lined ceilings and walls to make viewing the large projection screen all the more pleasurable. This Cinema experience with its Dolby 10.1 Surround sound is but a small part of the extensive, fully integrated Savant A/V systems throughout the apartment.

The Bulthaup kitchen in grey aluminum with Carrara marble counters and custom built sink is expertly equipped with Gaggenau, Sub Zero and Miele appliances including built-in coffee maker, instant-hot and filtered water and a large pantry. A dumbwaiter services the rooftop kitchen and entertaining space and there is direct staff access through the laundry room that houses an oversized washer and dryer with a large sink and Corian counter top.

A 30 foot tall glass-peaked bulkhead houses the impressive illuminated stairwell that leads up to the mezzanine floor housing an office and bedroom suite. An additional flight of stairs whisks you up to the rooftop terrace: the landscaped terrace spans approximately 4,200sf with gracious covered seating and dining areas and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. The floor surfaces are covered in Ipé wood decking, pavers and simulated lawn while the walls are clad with Balinese stone, Ipé wood and copper. The 360º views from the terrace allow you to view both the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower simultaneously from under a Boffi outdoor shower.

The sumptuous Master Suite is outfitted with silk carpeting and a lavish white oak custom-milled walk-in closet and vault. An en suite bathroom features a soaring octagonal skylight that hovers over book-matched Gaudi slab marble floors, a freestanding Oceanus soaking tub by Tyrell & Laing and a white Onyx lined double shower ‘room’ with rain-head shower. The three additional bedroom suites are equally impressive and complemented by an exercise room, a housekeeper/massage room and a spa bathroom accommodating a 6-person steam room with Kohler Aroma-therapy and Chroma-therapy via a 100-head fibre-optic lighting system integrated into the mosaic tiled barrel ceiling.

White oak hardwood floors feature throughout the apartment with many walls finished in a creamy-white venetian plaster. The sophisticated HVAC systems, motorized shades, intercom, Lutron lighting, Honeywell Security and A/V systems are integrated into the Savant system and controlled via iPad’s mounted to discrete magnetic wall docks.

The checklist of detailing that has been installed into this property, from the structural to the mechanical and cosmetics is astounding: this is a penthouse of rare distinction, seamlessly balancing the desire for grand entertaining space with the unequivocal demands of an elegant home. Simply put, it re-defines the epitome of ‘Loft living’ real estate in Downtown Manhattan.”

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Old Growth

By • Aug 12, 2013

This lovely apartment, available for short-term rental, is located in SoHo, Manhattan, New York.

Decorated in pale colors and with a sparse use of decorative accessories, the interior is both relaxed and comfortable.


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Golden Ratio

By • Aug 6, 2013

This apartment is located in SoHo, a neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom interior sleeps 3-6 people comfortably, and is available for short-term rental.


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Modern Chic in SoHo

By • Jul 1, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This chic apartment is located in SoHo, Manhattan, New York.

Available for short-term rental, it provides the perfect spot where to set base and explore the Big Apple.


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497 Greenwich Street Penthouse in SoHo

By • Jun 16, 2013

Greenwich Street Project is a trendy penthouse located in SoHo, New York City, USA.

The apartment has tall glass windows crossed with steel beams, which serve both to let light in and to give it a unique aesthetic quality.


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Greenwich Street Project

By • Jun 9, 2013

This loft-like two bedroom, three bathroom apartment is located is a small building in New York City, at the crossroads of Soho, Tribeca and the Hudson River Park.

This sensational apartment features a wall of sculptured glass that fills the space with Western light all day long and was recently sold for over $4.0 million.


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Urban Legend

By • Jun 3, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This apartment is located in Noho, Manhattan, New York.

Spacious and bright, the spaces are brimming with personality.


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Foursquare’s Soho HQ by Designer Fluff

By • Apr 11, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This contemporary office is a 2012 project by Audra Canfield of Designer Fluff that is located in New York City, New York, USA.

The quirky, light-hearted aesthetic reflects the spirit of the social networking company for which it was designed.


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76 Crosby Street, SOHO

By • Feb 2, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This stylish apartment is located in SOHO, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

It is decorated in neutrals, deep browns, and pale grays, with red accents in the form of rugs, chairs, and cushions.


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Schein Loft by Archi-Tectonics

By • Apr 13, 2012 •  Selected Work 

New York City-based studio Archi-Tectonics has designed the Schein Loft.

Completed in 2006, this 3,200 square foot loft in a former warehouse is located in the edge of Soho, New York City, USA.


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Industrial-Style Loft in Manhattan, New York City

By • Feb 5, 2012

Spotted on Sotheby’s, this solid cement and steel industrial-style loft condominium is located on the divide between Soho and Tribeca in Manhattan, New York city, USA.

According to the broker, “at 45+/- feet wide, the loft offers a rare, nearly square layout allowing for 3 ample sized bedrooms located in a rear bedroom wing and providing a division of space between living and sleeping quarters.

The loft has a very open and authentic feel, enhanced by the original character of the whitewashed brick walls, cement columns and tall beamed ceilings.”


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Beautiful Penthouse with Three Landscaped Terraces in Soho

By • Aug 1, 2011 •  Selected Work 

This three bedroom, two bathroom duplex loft penthouse is located 420 West Broadway in Soho, New-York City.

The focal point of this home is the dramatic double height living room graced with a glass enclosed viewing garden open to the sky, separating the master suite from the living area.


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