Hollywood set designers turned hotly pursued interior decorators Roman & Williams have amassed quite the New York City portfolio of late, including the hipsterfied Ace Hotel, the Jetsons-meets-'80s-Russian-mobsters Standard Hotel, that Artisan Lofts penthouse fit for a Wall Street tycoon and the Nolita stunner 211 Elizabeth Street. Back in February the firm blogged about some of its work, and one of those photo sets will be particularly of interest to fans of moody British piano rock or Iron Man (or both!).
It's the 4,400-square-foot Tribeca penthouse designed in 2008 for "an actress, her musician husband, and their children," and it doesn't take a genius to figure out that it's the River Lofts pied-a-terre owned by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. (In fact, it only took us a visit to The Real Estalker to figure it out.) The Paltrow-Martins paid just over $5.1 million for the Laight Street 3BR/3.5BA in 2007, joining the likes of Meryl Streep on the names affixed to the building's mail slots.
Here's how Roman & Williams describe what they did to the place:
For an actress, her musician husband, and their children, Roman and Williams completed a total stripdown to stud and redesign of what was fundamentally a drywall box (with good light). Designing and coordinating all interior architecture and custom decoration of the project with sheer energy and completely rule of everything mundane. With light use of mouldings, glassy paint and fuzzy nap zones they embedded this Tribeca apartment with gravitas, care and lllluuuuxury making it suitable for both entertaining and for the needs of a young family.We love fuzzy nap zones and embedded lllluuuuxury as much as the next guy, which is why we're digging this Tribeca fantasyland even if we'll take those blacked-out 211 Eliz kitchens over Gwynnie's purity vibe any day of the week.
· Tribeca Penthouse [Roman And Williams Work]
· Gwynnie Loves Her a Pink Pastel [Real Estalker]