Property A modern 5-storey town house in Manhattan, New York, with 4 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, and 1 extra loo. Ground floor kitchen/living room space with retracting window onto patio area; basement movie/playroom. Laundry room on the fifth floor, and basketball court on the roof.
Space and mobility are at the centre of this key communal area. The patio space opens up completely, thanks to a retracting garage-door mechanism. The 1950s French leather chairs add a touch of opulence to this kitchen-diner.
The table is from Cappellini.
This masculine entertainment room is perfect for the children. A 1962 vintage football table keeps them occupied on rainy afternoons. Basketball is another big theme, linking in with the court on the roof. The giant clock on the wall is from an actual basketball court, circa 1920. A blue desk and contrasting chairs add a welcome shot of colour to the scheme.
Modern art is a huge feature in this boy's room. The big painting is by Brazillian artist Vik Muniz, and is called Rebus. The spotty rug is a playful touch.