Lofty New York Apartments can be a wonderful living experience allowing the occupants to overlook the city. The city life doesn’t suit everyone and trying to escape the hustle and bustle is extremely hard to do and you always feel as if you are part of a city that never sleeps.
One of the few ways to escape the city, while still living within its boundaries is to live above it and that is exactly what the architect, Brian Messana, has achieved by converting an old existing industrial sprinkler tank into, what he calls it, the Tank House.
Certainly it is difficult to find a tranquil retreat in a city the size of New York but this heavenly haven sits above the myriad of activity and provides the occupants with a place where you can almost forget that you are in the heart of a thriving metropolis.
Large windows and the clever use of the skylight simply flood the apartment with light which is reflected around the living area by using while and a light shade of timber flooring. If the contemporary modern look is your thing then this New York Apartment is certainly going to appeal to your taste.
The minimal contemporary interior design is carried through to the bedroom. The use of the timber flooring adds warmth to the stark white walls which are also broken with the clever use of the contemporary art work on the wall.
Working from home can sometimes be difficult as often is the case that the home office doesn’t really enforce the persona of the work place. With this New York apartment this is taken out of the equation as the home office overlooks the busy New York scene and makes it feel as if you were in your own office of some high-end New York office building.
The bathroom is simple, modern, minimal and uncluttered. Warmth to the room has been added through the use of a dark floor tiling, wood counter tops and a wonderful use sand colored wall tiles, all of which are enhance with the white sanitary ware.
The stark white that is broken up with the use of soft natural tones of the timber flooring, is continued into the kitchen area and this would appear to make perfect sense of the interior design considering the open plan design. However, if I had one gripe about this beautiful apartment, it would be the kitchen. Personally I feel the interior designer could have been a little bolder here and introduce a little more color to the apartment or even go as far as making a real statement with some metallic red or blue – not too much, but just enough to lift the kitchen beyond the clinical.
Overall I really like the apartment and it really is a contrast to the world in which it sits. I really like the spiral staircase as it adds such a nice feature to the open plan living space and actually saves space, which really is a commodity in New York.