Having already garnered international acclaim for the The Ludlow Hotel‘s cool, industrial vibe, co-owner and designer Sean MacPherson has created a striking suite inspired by the rich cultural history of the Lower East Side.
Located in New York on the 17th floor of the brick-clad building, the design of the Penthouse takes its cues from the neighborhood’s distinctive vibe in the anarchistic eighties, the era in which MacPherson first stomped these grounds.
“Along with layers of history, there was a grittiness and nervous energy,” he says. “You had a sense something could break out any minute, whether it was street art or a riot.”
Accordingly, the aesthetics of the 1,500 square foot Penthouse are vibrant and eclectic, showcasing a curated collection of vintage and contemporary furniture and artwork.
Hardwood floors and handmade silk rugs complement artisan-crafted Moroccan pendant lamps and Indo-Portuguese style beds. Tree- trunk nightstands in petrified wood come from Brooklyn furniture temple Organic Modernism, while bronzed stools by Novello Finotti provide a decadent contrast in the lounge.
A 1,000 square foot furnished terrace runs the length of the suite, with views over Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Designed to maximise social space, the Penthouse incorporates a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, sitting area and an entertainment center complete with vintage vinyls and record player.
The large bedroom features a king size bed dressed in Bellino Fine Linens, while the master bathroom, one of two in the suite, boasts a rainfall shower, windowed soaking tub and luxe accessories by Parisian fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.