The Seven Harrison Building on Harrison Street in Tribeca, New York has a spacious glass penthouse that is now on the market priced at $25 million.
The penthouse is measured at 4,229 square feet with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, kitchen with Italian cabinetry, a spacious landscaped wrap-around terrace, ceiling-to-floor walls of glass, twelve full-grown trees, a long reflecting pool off the dining room with stepping stones that facilitate a full terrace stroll on the way to the outdoor kitchen. The various living and dining areas are filled with light with the pattern of tree leaf shadows across the rooms.
The glass penthouse of the Seven Harrison Building in New York is listed by the marketing team of Seven Harrison Tribeca.
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The best architects of the 1920s and 30s such as Richard Neutra and Mies van der Rohe were right about how people would want to live in the future. Rejecting the Victorian era with its small windows to the world and stifled by excess furniture, closed-off rooms, heavy fabrics, and a plethora of dust collecting tchotchkes cluttering every surface, homes, and buildings with big windows, open and airy space began to appear.
Retaining heat in the winter was also a big issue in the 1930s as the most plentiful and cheapest fuel source was coal burned in open fireplaces with windows covered to keep the heat from escaping. However, the invention of insulated glass opened the playing field in architecture and as soon as homeowners made peace with being exposed through the walls of their homes, a whole new open concept interior with natural sunlight pouring in became popular after World War II.
Nowhere is the transformation between styles more evident than in New York City where architects are creating fabulous glasshouses on top of Victorian structures. It’s the best of both worlds with a foot in the future and a view of the past. Such is the case of the elegant glass penthouse atop the Seven Harrison Building on Harrison Street in Tribeca.
Formerly a converted warehouse, the building has been redesigned by Architectural Digest 100 architect Steven Harris who has created a twelve-residence, cutting edge contemporary condominium. The spacious 4,229-square-foot penthouse is adorned with 2,351 square feet of lushly landscaped wrap-around terrace.
Ceiling-to-floor walls of glass also wrap around the entire living area with views of twelve full-grown trees growing out of the limestone terrace floor, walls of privacy tree plantings and a long reflecting pool off the dining room with stepping stones that facilitate a full terrace stroll on the way to the outdoor kitchen. The various living and dining areas are filled with light with the pattern of tree leaf shadows across the rooms.
And though cityscape views are pleasing to the eye, this terrace also has views of lovely red brick dome-topped spires nearby. It’s the city residence that will have the new buyer no longer needing all those weekend trips to the country.
The interior includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms with hydroponically heated limestone slab flooring. The kitchen has Italian cabinetry, marble counters, a 60-inch Wolf stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher. Luxurious bathrooms are marble with in-floor heat. For more information.
Stunning Tribeca, New York City glass penthouse, one of twelve glamorous contemporary apartments in a repurposed warehouse. Priced at $25 million.