TURETT COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS
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East Village Penthouse contemporary family room
 

East Village Penthouse

TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, this this adventurous client requested something we'd never seen before. IN a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client's desire to combine two penthouse condos...with a helical slide. In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made "Rintal" stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the hew double-height atrium.

The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor neat the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18' tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detail, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.

Upon completion, the owner enjoys not only the newly combined total of 2,400 square feet, but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace, and of course, the slide. TCA managed to creatively and successfully turn this now 2 story East Village duplex penthouse into a perfect place for both work and play.
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ericneher wrote:
Love this room - Hello, We publish an upscale lifestyle magazine for the NY Metro area. We love this interior design and would like to discuss the possibility of image usage to accompany an article in our upcoming issue. Please let us know if there is a possibility to discuss. Thank you. Eric Neher
     Comment   October 1, 2013
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Hi Eric, first of all, than you kindly for your comments. If you would like to discuss this further, please email me direct at anthony@turettarch.com. Cheers!
October 16, 2013 at 12:03pm   
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eved79 wrote:
Where is the flooring from?
     Comment   June 10, 2013
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jillybeansisme
And here I've been told I'm nuts because I'm planning a spiral slide from the loft to the playroom in the next house . . . my slide will go over the stairs.
July 7, 2013 at 6:14am     
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This is such a great idea!
July 23, 2013 at 2:18pm   
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izzycrawley wrote:
Why is it - So where dose the slide come from kids room family room u tell me
   Comment   May 25, 2013
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Benjamin
Kids? This was online poker player's bachelor pad.
August 6, 2013 at 4:39pm     
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Lucile Boltrek
so funny!
November 9, 2013 at 3:27pm   
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examz wrote:
Do you have any info on the painting? I really like it.
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ldespo
I don't know for sure but it look like one of those custom DNA portraits. http://www.dna11.com/
March 26, 2013 at 3:08pm   
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luciefr1 wrote:
Graphic art - Is that a graphic of a DNA electrophoresis?!!
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Yes, it's the clients building blocks... ;)
May 14, 2013 at 6:40am     
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Lindsay Wanner wrote:
Where can I buy a similar indoor slide? - I would love to do this for our kids (and laundry) to go downstairs. Where can I get a slide like this?
   Comment   December 26, 2012
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You guys are correct, we did in fact use Natural Structures for the slide. Best, TCA
May 14, 2013 at 6:41am     
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artsyphartsy_home_maker wrote:
For kids & those who still are at heart! - This is sooooo cool!! I want one of these in my house! I saw that Steven Tyler of Aerosmith has one of these in his house too. What type of metal is this made out of?
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Stainless steel
November 19, 2012 at 5:53pm     
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Yes, it's stainless steel..check out the manufacturer we used: www.naturalstructures.com.
June 11, 2013 at 7:40am   
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maryhartwell wrote:
Recommended outdoor storage buildings - No larger than 12'x12'
   Comment   August 7, 2013
quijana wrote:
whats upstairs in that family room??????????
   Comment   May 25, 2012

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Vanessa Brunner added this to Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
... or to your living room, if you'd rather keep the fun indoors.
Spry Architecture added this to 8 Wonders of Imagination in Architecture
Yes, this is a slide. Why did I include a picture of a slide? Because I simply cannot imagine a better and more imaginative way to get from my office to the kitchen.
Fred Albert added this to In Praise of Silliness
It's TubularTwo New York City penthouses were combined into a single two-story unit, prompting the owner to request a slide connecting the two. How great is that? I've seen people put fire poles in their homes, too.Don't laugh — you know you want to try it!

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My turn next
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my boyfriend's almost perfect house. Would be ideal if there was a swimming pool at the end of the slide. Just wondering if it would make him take a morning shower less frequently as he metiond that the begging of the slide would be fixed in his bedroom...
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I think Austin would like this staircase
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I would love on of these to go to the kitchen or basement. She doesn't like it though.
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the slide, or pole coming down instead of stairs
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גדול!
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THe slide represents something unique. We would want a secret door.
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can we have a slide in our living room too? :) jk...
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Indoor slide!!!!
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