Commissioned as Phase One of a roof top estate, this Residence offers a high style understated elegance in a 5000 square foot condominium on the Roof of an existing building in urban downtown Milwaukee. Floor to ceiling windows open to the roof top terrace, green roof, and sculpture garden experience. This design creates a clean and modern architectural and interior aesthetic that integrates large art as part of the experience.
As one steps off the elevator, the axial entry sequence, flanked by towering granite columns draws the eye through the Foyer and the Living/Dining Rooms to the Roof Terrace fire feature beyond. Horizontal influences and low scaled furniture promote the panoramic views of the urban scenery. Aluminum canopies with textile panels define the space and appear to float as silhouetted against the curved color washed barrel ceiling above.
The soothing sound of water flowing down the cast glass wall buffers the Foyer from the Kitchen. Color washed curved canopies march down the hall to the private Bedrooms beyond. Textural highlights are revealed as concealed light grazes the woven stainless steel panels below the breakfast bar. Integrated linear LED strip lights define edges and cause the volumes to float while thick countertop slabs return to the floor providing perceived support.
Combining details of hard and soft materials create a slight tension between the cooler elements of granite, stone, metal, and chrome and the warmer elements of natural wood, fire, and water.
Natural stone floors, that unify the aesthetic, are softened by wool and silk area rugs. Furnishings and appointments were selected for comfort and livability, yet still follow the more rectilinear attributes of the modern fresh design.
Modern design defines this luxury residence, maximizing roof top value, in a condominium that captures city skyline and river views. Comfort and amenity are front and center and the design embodies a high standard of aesthetically pleasing materials assembled in a way that speaks beauty and elegance.