Noho’s Bond Street is home to many a celebrity resident, and reports have it that it just got another (if big-time New York developers count as celebrities, that is.) Two Trees CEO Jed Walentas, whose firm is redeveloping the Domino Sugar Refinery site in Williamsburg, has purchased a $12 million penthouse on Bond Street, The Real Deal reports.
The penthouse was put on the market in September 2016 by portfolio manager Jason Pickard. Pickard had purchased the property for $9.2 million in 2013, and enlisted interior designer James Huniford to bring the tenets of the mindfulness movement—which focuses on concentrating on the here and now rather than the past or future—into the home.
That manifested in natural materials ranging from reclaimed wood to goat milk-based paint. “My vision was to create an environment that was calm, soothing, and had an inspiration from nature in terms of trees and light and sun and energy,” Huniford told Architectural Digest.
According to the listing with Nest Seekers International’s Ryan Serhant and Amy Herman, “everything within the home ... was added with the purpose of making living in the city as peaceful, luxurious and environmentally-friendly as possible.” That includes installing air and water filtration systems, and insulating every wall in the penthouse to mute the transmission of electromagnetic fields. Rich people, they come up with the darndest things.
The penthouse is a somewhat modest 3,000 square feet, and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Its pièce de résistance is its 1,200-square-foot rooftop space, designed by landscape architect Roger Miller. A glass-enclosed family room with slidable walls comes with a drop-down television, and can also accommodate a dining area for 12 people. The rooftop also comes with a small glassed-in office, as well as built-in speakers, an irrigation system, and mood lighting.