Marc B. Spector
Architects & Designers
NYC Rooftop Penthouse. industrial exterior

NYC Rooftop Penthouse.

Owner purchased roof rights in the UES landmarked 1908 Building. Designed and Built a modernist glass box for the married couple and their young children. Photographs by Adrian Wilson.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

To keep water pipes from bursting, 19th-century New York City building codes required water towers to be on structures higher than 6 feet. When a modern NYC family remodeled this penthouse, they kept the water tower.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

dsantill added this to HOUSES
April 5, 2014
not sure if this is an office, but I love the black and white against the brown
onewingstudio added this to Landscape Ideas
April 1, 2014
This is the water tank of which I dream...
Westbrook Partners added this to jasondlevine's ideas
March 15, 2014
jfratta added this to jfratta's ideas
March 10, 2014
Samuel Smith added this to Dream House
March 9, 2014
henkvaneeghen added this to garden
January 23, 2014
good railing
tisha69 added this to tisha69's ideas
December 17, 2013
chris758mm added this to yard
December 16, 2013
what a great storage for rainwater
victoria323 added this to Tower Essentials
December 15, 2013
Home water towers were once required.
denpubl added this to SPRING ST ADDITION STUFF
December 15, 2013
kimhowland added this to kimhowland's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Water storage industrial style
deknova added this to deknova's ideas
November 23, 2013
citydesigner added this to Homes
November 21, 2013
Industrial Loft
minecraftinsperation added this to minecraftinsperation's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Industrial exterior
petersenprojects added this to petersenprojects's Ideas
October 28, 2013
Penthouse Penthouse
aaron351 added this to aaron351's Ideas
October 7, 2013
Rust colour
Matthew Atkinson added this to matthew_atkinson1111's ideas
October 6, 2013
now that's a penthouse
starcar added this to RFT NYC
September 25, 2013
Cast iron railing
poonshine added this to Poonshine Whiskey House
September 18, 2013
water tower?
eestrebe added this to eestrebe's ideas
September 16, 2013
Water tank. If you can't fix it, feature it!
Masters Touch Custom Homes added this to Hilltop Exterior
September 10, 2013
idustrial beams
Masters Touch Custom Homes added this to P home
August 31, 2013
i like the metal beams and rainwater tank
marc_13 added this to marc_13's ideas
August 16, 2013
water tank
mleedesign added this to Noah's remodel
July 29, 2013
luchotiscornia added this to luchotiscornia's Ideas
July 18, 2013
At Home DSM added this to Home Exteriors
May 21, 2013
Absolutely love the integration of old and new.
sjhamn added this to sjhamn's Ideas
May 21, 2013
grubby76 added this to grubby76's Ideas
April 30, 2013
Becky Raque added this to livermore Exterior
April 29, 2013
water storage - guessing it's location would assist in increasing the water pressure
verity2 added this to verity2's Ideas
April 18, 2013
Combination of old industrial and sleek contemporary that somehow relates to the old and gnarly.
arsalomon added this to arsalomon's Ideas
February 12, 2013
Reminds of white coller
kimxo added this to Whimsical
September 21, 2012
kdfarr273 added this to kdfarr273's Ideas
August 28, 2012
Like the railroad bridge steel supporting the water tower. Wonder if temple terrace would approve this kind of water tank for rainwater?
christinemayorga added this to christinemayorga's Favorites
August 10, 2012
Like this idea for rain harvesting
bvgt added this to bvgt's ideas
August 6, 2012
a raised cistern
Nightlife added this to sasha_brunelle's Ideas
August 2, 2012
This needs to be taken from the building across it. The water tower needs more emphasis.
jusemmy added this to jusemmy's Favorites
June 5, 2012
zaltanapriestess added this to zaltanapriestess's ideas
June 5, 2012
metal beams, water tower
mreabra added this to mreabra's Favorites
April 28, 2012
Industrial design
wanmarlini added this to wanmarlini's Favorites
April 14, 2012
Nice look
SPACE Architects + Planners added this to MY HOUSE
March 24, 2012
Jay added this to exterior
March 17, 2012
water tower. everyone needs one.
chetaro added this to chetaro's ideas
March 16, 2012
hothot22 added this to hothot22's ideas
March 5, 2012
Water tower
cjoybfree added this to cjoybfree's Favorites
March 3, 2012
Water tower cistern? Drought worthy!
tomikaelise added this to tomikaelise's Favorites
February 10, 2012
georgemarkose added this to georgemarkose's Favorites
February 8, 2012
FIDM added this to Penthouse apartment
January 19, 2012
such a fun spot
tfrancis added this to tfrancis's ideas
December 21, 2011
oxidising steel
dallas81 added this to dallas81's Favorites
December 12, 2011
isak added this to isak's Favorites
November 13, 2011
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