This 4,5000 SF penthouse apartment occupies parts of three floors on the south end of a 13-story building (which we also designed). Initially designed as an in town residence for a single businessperson, the apartment has a separate guest suite, and several formal spaces for entertaining.
The apartment is organized around a 3-story sandstone tower with the Entrance Hall occupying the base of the tower. The first level houses the public rooms, all of which have a spectacular view of downtown Fort Worth. The West side has the formal Dining Room and an adjacent large kitchen for caterers. The East side has the Living Room and a small Kitchen for the Owner’s personal use. Since this Kitchen was designed to have a direct relationship to the Living Room, all the cabinets and appliances were treated as furniture and fabricated in solid stainless steel. Both the Living Room and Dining Room open to outdoor terraces. The second floor has a large centrally located Study at the top of the main stair. All the flooring, shelving, cabinets, and furniture in the Study were fabricated in the Arts & Crafts style out of Jarrah, a dense reddish brown wood native to Western Australia. Flanking the Study to the West is a 2-story Guest Suite with a Bedroom, Bath, and Kitchenette on the lower level and a Sitting Room on the upper level. On the East side of the Study is Master Suite with a large Bedroom and Dressing area, Private Bath, and separate Sitting Room. A shared Sitting Room on the 3rd level overlooks the entire apartment below and is access by a delicately detailed stainless steel stair.
The aesthetic for each of the rooms in the apartment is the result of a careful collaboration between, the Owner, the Architect and the craftsmen who built the spaces. The final result is a series of well-proportioned, elegant spaces rendered in an eclectic mix of architectural styles linked together by careful detailing, rich materials, and exceptional craftsmanship.