i first caught a glimpse of fashion designer diane von furstenberg’s penthouse over on architectural digest and fell in love immediately. now on a normal day, i’m a minimalist by heart. but i’m also a leo and i love things that are glam, glam.. glam! this penthouse is that and more. i love how lively and fun the space feels.
“When I was young, I lived like an old woman,” the 65-year-old grandmother of three explains, “and when I got old, I had to live like a young person.”
von furstenberg’s six-story, 35,000-square-foot space compromised of her design studio, flagship store and the penthouse is located in manhattan’s meatpacking district. for the construction of this particular spot, she hired the architecture firm WORKac to merge a pair of victorian redbrick buildings she acquired back in 2006. there is now a concrete staircase that leads from the ground floor to a rooftop lair containing a live/work space and, above that, a 900-square-foot master suite with a terrace where there once was a gap between the structures.
dear diane, right now i envy you. dear future self, take note. your place needs to look a little something like this.