TriBeCa Duplex Penthouse
110 Duane Street
While the scope of work for the renovation of this duplex penthouse in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood was limited, it required a sizeable range of diverse skills. Soluri Architecture designed and managed this project, which included interior design/decorating services, custom millwork design, lighting design, structural engineering, and obtaining DOB permits.
The client desired to redesign his home library/media room, and build out the exterior terrace to install a new outdoor jacuzzi tub. For the media room and library, he wanted us to reinterpret the idea of a library, designing one that utilized an urban, contemporary language that would also incorporate a built-in projector, AV system, and new fireplace.
Our design intent for the library/ media room was to create a contemporary space evoking the millwork typically found in a traditional library, but expressed in a new way using a contemporary architectural language using modern wood veneers. To achieve this, we developed the concept of a built-in wall made of light gray quarter-sawn wood with narrow, illuminated slots cut out to hold the books. We centered the fireplace on one side of the bookcase, and on the other a motorized screen with the ability to drop down when needed.
The library was custom-built by a master millworker with integrated LED lighting and concealed AV components, wrapped around a new gas fireplace. Soluri Architecture provided full interior design services, selecting furniture and finishes including the window treatments and accessories for the library and living room. We helped select the fireplace, and obtained DOB Permits for its installation and the associated chimney.
For the exterior terrace, we worked with a landscape architect to design and build out the various outdoor elements, including a new deck, trellis, water-feature, planters, and an outdoor kitchen. We also hired a structural engineer to design and install new steel beams to support the weight of the outdoor jacuzzi tub, and then ran new electrical service and plumbing to provide power and water to these new elements.