Project: Stealth Building
Location: New York, USA
Credit: Bruce Damonte
Stealth Building is a 10,000 square foot loft renovation and penthouse addition in TriBeCa. Built in 1857, the existing 5-story structure features one of the oldest surviving cast-iron facades in New York.
Our design re-purposes the spaces created by the intersection of old and new to create a combination of intimate and expansive spaces throughout the building.
In each single-story apartment, a partial-height volume contains the services and storage for the unit, while intricate spaces for gardening, sleeping, display and studying occupy the under-utilized vertical space above. The compact volume creates a sense of scale in the main living and dining areas, and provides added amenities.
At the penthouse, the shape of the roof follows a system of sloping peaks and valleys designed to sit behind the roofline, to minimize the addition’s impact on the view of the building from the street while re-claiming as much “invisible” space as possible for the interior.
The 2.5 level penthouse unit provides a variety of spaces and rooms, from the dramatic entry and entertaining space above to the family and sleeping spaces below.
Three programmatically distinct levels are linked by a single open stair. Outside, a north-facing roof patio and a south-facing mezzanine balcony allow fresh air to move through the apartment and provide engaging views of the New York skyline.