I know I’ve mentioned my infatuation with conservatories on the blog before. There’s something magical to me about a space that blurs the line between indoors and out … with beautiful architecture nonetheless. So you can imagine how this penthouse in NYC sent my heart racing when I discovered it had not one… not two… but three conservatories converted into living space.
I had to include the floorplan for reference. So much square footage was being taken up by the patio, it made complete sense to expand into them – and with plenty of room for an outdoor dining area! You guys. This is pure heaven to me. I must must must live here. And throw dinner parties all the time. (You’re invited, of course.)
I think they chose the perfect rooms to be ‘outdoors,’ don’t you? Let’s face it, winter in New York isn’t exactly tame, and you don’t want your cozy living room under a ceiling of snow. Luckily (or rather, well planned, I’m sure) the natural light continues into the ‘indoor’ areas making the transition between these spaces seamless.
Such a sweet kitchen – I love how it opens into the patio. Can you imagine this being your study?
It would be so delightful on a sunny day, and so romantically moody on a stormy one. The kind of space that provokes one to write better, create more, drink dry cappuccinos all day, whisky at night, and nap anytime you might please.
*architecture and design by madderlake designs