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Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

73rd Street Penthouse, New York

73rd Street Penthouse, New York

  • Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

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    Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    Located beneath a large skylight, this glass-box master bath serves as a natural lighting fixture.

  • Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

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    Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

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    Electric privacy glass permits modesty at the touch of a switch.

  • The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

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    The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

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    The bath separates the master bedroom from a private study, but its transparency creates the sense of a single continuous space.

  • A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

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    A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

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    A wall tiled with Vals stone, quarried in Switzerland, rises through two floors of the apartment.

  • A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

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    A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

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    Travis Dubreuil

    A carved stone lavatory cantilevers from the tiled wall.

  • The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    The solid-surface floor folds down, into a sunken tub/shower, and up, forming a pedestal that holds plumbing controls and a tray for soap and shampoos.

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    Courtesy Turett Collaborative Architects

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    Courtesy Turett Collaborative Architects

73rd street penthouse, new york
turett collaborative architects
new york

In addition to its expected functions, 73rd Street Penthouse’s master bath serves as a walk-in light fixture. Located beneath a large skylight, the glass-walled box opens a glowing column of daylight between the master bedroom and study (electric privacy glass turns the room opaque at the touch of a switch). The room’s solid surface floor folds into a step-down tub/shower, while a carved stone lavatory emerges from the stone wall that rises through two floors of the apartment. At the practical level, the jury noted that the intervention makes the bedroom suite feel larger, but they also called it “mysterious” and “dreamy.”

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project credits

principal in charge: Wayne Turett, Turett Collaborative Architects; project manager: James Saisakorn, Turett Collaborative Architects; general contractor: Alcon Builders Group, New York; lighting designer: Lightfield, New York; project size: 120 square feet; construction cost: Withheld; photography: Travis Dubreuil.


product details

bathroom fittings: Boffi, www.boffi.com, Dornbracht, www.dornbracht.com, Hansgrohe, www.hansgrohe-usa.com; bathroom fixtures: Agape, www.agapedesign.it, Boffi, Hansgrohe; hardware: Häfele, www.hafele.com, MWE , www.mwe.de, Rixson, www.rixson.com; lighting fixtures: Halo, www.cooperindustries.com, Hevi Lite, www.hevilite.com, Lucifer, www.luciferlighting.com, Starfire, www.starfirelighting.com, Bartco, www.bartcolighting.com, TAL, www.tal.be