Interiors of Brooklyn Tower apartments revealed
High hopes come true as Gachot Studios’ sleek interiors are unveiled at Brooklyn Tower, with spectacular views
Manhattan’s reign as New York’s premier borough is experiencing stiff competition, given the growing number of new luxury real estate developments in Brooklyn. Clustered in downtown Brooklyn, booming new residential towers have changed the neighborhood’s skyline and demographics to something more familiar across the East River. Of all the new additions, the Brooklyn Tower, a towering skyscraper designed by Shop Architects and developed by JDS Development Group, is quite literally ready to smash through the ceiling.
Over 1,000 feet tall and 93 stories tall, the residential tower is a future landmark that also nods to Brooklyn’s past.
In the living room, an armchair by RH, a vintage Danish sofa, a side table with a stone top by Menu, ceramics (on the side table) by Bzippy, a plaid by Stella Tribeca, a carpet by Joseph Carini Carpets. Photography: Adrien Gaut
Located next to Brooklyn’s historic Dime Savings Bank, a preserved landmark, Brooklyn Tower is home to both rental residences and condominiums; the latter are located from the 53rd floor and above. Offering incredible panoramic views, thanks to a hexagonal footprint predetermined by the bank’s original architecture, the building is a sublime blend of interlocking forms and cascading setbacks, constructed of glossy black glass and sleek brass and fluting in bronze-colored steel, which refer to its historic setting.
The Brooklyn Tower and, at its base, the historic Dime Savings Bank. Image: Binian
This expressive dialogue extends inside the building, where Gachot Studio has conceptualized all the interiors of the apartments. Warm, yet elegant, an array of clever choices, such as custom-designed kitchens with black granite countertops and mirrored bronze backsplash, and rich mahogany wood cabinets and doors, combine with floor-to-ceiling windows on the ceiling, unparalleled views and multiple exposures that each of the many residential layouts holds.
In the kitchen, bar stools from JDS and a custom pendant light from Gachot Studios. Photography: Adrien Gaut
“The site is so unique and the view halls are unlike anything you’ve ever seen,” says studio co-founder Christine Gachot. “The façade and its hexagonal shape really defined the organisation’s priorities for the interior design. There were no parallel walls; unit layouts were not as simple as they usually are. It was a really interesting exercise to succeed.
“We were inspired by the timeless glamor and melodic dance of the tower with Brooklyn’s historic Dime Savings Bank,” she continues. “Our interiors at Brooklyn Tower harness a sense of calm on a decidedly human scale, paired with breathtaking views of New York City and beyond.”
The main bathroom, upstairs, and the second bathroom, above. Featured are custom fixtures from Waterworks, custom mirrors from Gachot Studios, and stone mosaic floors in a studio-designed pattern. Photography: Adrien Gaut
The master baths in the apartments have each been outfitted with marble tubs and a sliver of oil rubbed brass trim to give off a jewel effect. The vanities, again custom-designed by Gachot Studios, combine light mahogany woodwork with fluted glass sconces that have been seamlessly integrated. In larger units, a powder room, elegantly encased in mahogany, creates a particularly breathtaking moment when guests stand inside. Completed with Waterworks fixtures in a satin brass finish, the space brings a sense of hospitality to epitomize modern living.
“Kitchens and bathrooms are a direct reference to what is happening with the facade material. It’s quite a riff on what the Shop Architects team was trying to accomplish with the facade,” she adds. “Sometimes you have projects where everyone does their own thing, but here we really worked hand in hand. There was nothing that was ever presented that we didn’t all agree with and weren’t working toward.
The bathroom. Photography: Adrien Gaut
No detail has been left to chance.
“There is definitely a level of sophistication from everyone involved,” concludes Gachot. ‘It’s definitely elegant and slightly unexpected. §