It has yet to be completed, but the artists impressions alone make for a big wow. 432 Park Avenue in New York’s swanky midtown area will be the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere once completed in 2015. Yes, that’s right, 2015. All images below are rendered images of what the building will, and interior could look like. The views will be hard to beat, that’s for sure. But I’m already dizzy with vertigo just THINKING of taking a bath there, so not for me.
As you might know, I have a thing with prefab homes. Always have. I love the idea of a cleverly designed home, fit for a contemporary lifestyle, put up in a matter of weeks, sometimes even days. You can imagine how thrilled I was when I got this marvellous Taschen Book ‘Prefab Homes’ as a gift from friends. I am helping them with a design and install for a new bathroom and I recently had my birthday but still out of the blue they surprised me with this marvellous gift.The book is written by Arnt Cobbers and Oliver Jahn, two well-known architecture and design authors. I can highly recommend it. It’s the perfect coffee table book, with tons and tons of inspiring pictures and stories about various prefab home designs and their designers.
Prefab Houses Taschen
Another page spread from the book Prefab Houses by Taschen
The book is also available in the Homevoyeurs webshop for $47,38. You might be eligible for free shipping!
I haven’t seen the movie, but sure like this place! The penthouse in NYC’s Windsor Tower served as the home for Willem Dafoe in his role as the Green Goblin in the Spiderman movies. It just hit the market this week with a moderate $1.595 million price tag. It sounds like a lot, but keep in mind this is NYC and a pretty decent location to boot. The ceilings are gorgeous too at 18-feet and floor-to-ceiling dramatic windows. The house further features a fire-place, wooden floors and a private terrace. And off course the legitimate right to brag. “Guess where I live…”
Green Goblin’s penthouse in NYC
I love the mezzanine!
I quite like the decor too with the bright fuchsia pink pillows on those Biedermeier-esque chairs. I once brought home pillow covers in the same hue but my significant other was less thrilled with them then I was. Maybe after seeing this he’ll agree to give them another chance. They match really well with antiques!
Great lay-out too. Stairs to the roof terrace conveniently located by the kitchen. I’d prefer one extra bedroom through. But hey, can’t have it all!
Green Goblin’s penthouse
Images courtesy of ny.curbed.com and nydailynews.com
Palm Springs; the name alone makes me eager to hear more. I was there a few years ago and was amazed and excited by some of the best architecture ever. It’s heydays were the years the Rat Pack setting up shop there. They commissioned renowned architects like Albert Frey, Raymond Loewy or Richard Neutra to design their weekend retreats. But a true gem that recently hit the market suggests the 60′s saw some exiting design too.
Rotating desert home
It was built by Floyd D’Angelo. Owner of the Aluminum Skylight and Specialty Corporation. For the design D’Angelo partnered up with his friend, aerospace engineer Henry Conrey. The house was built as a vacation home, and to showcase some of the products manufactured by D’Angelo’s company. It looks terribly dated inside, and lacks the usual 60′s flair. But it’s a rare find. the realtor claims it’s just one a very few fully rotating homes ever built.