On the walls of the New York loft of acclaimed design firm Søren Rose Studio are two photos: one of Steve McQueen—“understated and ever-cool”—and another of Keith Richards, the hard-partying, “rough and rugged gentleman.” These seeming opposites inspire the team to create original interiors that blend “Scandinavian poise” and “downtown grit.”
Those aspirations may have reached their zenith in this stunningly sleek 6,000-square-foot duplex penthouse, which overlooks the rarefied environs of Park Avenue from on high. The stylishly minimal interiors are filled with bespoke elements contributed by master craftsmen, designers, and artisans; the result is a unique blend of Nordic and industrial, an ambience that is at once rugged and refined. Ceilings are remarkably lofty, affording a sense of blissful airiness. Surfaces of stone, glass, leather, steel, and wood create a subtly sophisticated palette and a pervasive sense of serenity. Natural light floods in through impressive banks of floor-to-ceiling windows, which transform views of the city skyline and Gramercy Park into real-time art. Taking the luxury to further heights—if you’ll pardon the penthouse pun—are a rooftop pool and glass-enclosed entertaining pavilion practically unrivaled in Manhattan.