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Living in the heart of a city has its perks — culture, convenience, great restaurants. It also has its frustrations — traffic, noise, crowds — and many city dwellers, at one time or another, long for more restful surrounds. But what if you could have both at the same time? Meadow-like landscapes with the grit and grind of a metropolis? That's why this two-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot loft is so appealing (for anyone who has $8.9 million to spend). It's in Manhattan's NoHo neighbourhood, but the massive 2,200-square-foot rooftop garden is overflowing with greenery.

The dining room table was fashioned from a naturally felled tree. A graffiti mural by artist Doze Green adds edge to the living room.

Multiple environmental considerations were incorporated into the home — the wall insulation is made from recycled blue jeans, and the floors are sustainably harvested Tajibo walnut. The space pushes the limits of open concept, with the principal bedroom visible from the main living areas. I guess this isn't the kind of place for people who like to leave their bed unmade.

A 2,200-square-foot rooftop terrace feels almost rural with its birch trees and wild flowers.

The expansive roof looks particularly relaxing at night.

For more information on the house, contact Corcoran.

Photo credits:
1. AND Architects, photography by Albert Vecerka/Esto
2. Joel Sanders Architect
3. Balmori Associates
4. AND Architects, photography by Peter Aaron/Esto

Author: 

Matthew Hague

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