The project centered around maximizing the vertical and horizontal spatial qualities of the unit and framing panoramic skyline views. Views of the city grid form the fourth wall in almost every room of the house.
The level of detail permeating the residence is the ultimate proof. A large kitchen was angled along the curved glass of the building, so the Gross family could simultaneously prepare a five-star meal on their La Cornue range while taking in views. Entertaining can be moved to the living room or to the wine room. Because maximizing storage space was important to the Grosses, custom-made cabinetry expands all the way to the ceiling in each room, within genius custom-built stainless steel ladders in three rooms for reaching the highest points. The cabinetry throughout the entire home is also graced with coordinating custom hardware.
Great care was also taken in selecting flooring that creates rhythm throughout the penthouse. In the foyer, white limestone and black marble are dis-played in a stunning symmetrical pattern that flows into ebonized rift-sawn oak flooring in the living spaces. The kitchen and each of the bathrooms reveal their own distinct tile compositions to promote interest and a sense of timelessness. Every detail was carefully considered was carefully considered before being executed, to maintain the architectural integrity of the Trump Tower and the many iconic buildings within its surrounds.
Date: January 2016
Client: City of Chicago
Address: Trump Tower, Chicago IL