Long focus A gracious one bedroom, one bathroom Chelsea home is a classic footprint appointed with all the must-have comforts. Pour on a superlative arts library, high-impact photographic prints, and unusual accoutrements, and frame it all with a rooftop terrace showcasing superbly composed skyline vistas. West 16th Street II is a perfect snapshot of New York City in miniature. Photographic memory Your host is a New Yorker passionate about art, fine dining, exploration, and good company - and all the other fruits that dot the city boughs. An avid traveller, she’s ranged far and wide (and she has an enviable collection of snaps to show for it). White balance Brush off paparazzi at the door to 7th Avenue II, where a soothing neutral-hued space instantly eases away the restless stir of the city streets. In the open living space, curl up on the angular white sofa with a volume on industry greats Sherman, Metzner, or Boubat, or pan the room for the subtle design cheek of a leather throw cushion and a furred chestnut pouf. From glitter-varnished lips to a halved lemon and spoons, oversized high-fashion and still life prints framed throughout the home insist on guests’ attention, sparking contemplation and conversion over meals at the intimate tripod bistro table. On the heels of a busy day on the gallery circuit, savour a glass of wine on the shared rooftop terrace as dusk envelops the unmistakeable Manhattan panorama. Time lapse With its countless galleries and culture dedicated to the arts, Chelsea is a backdrop for creatives. It’s also a Manhattan nexus: zoom in on the romantic West Village, the stylish Meatpacking District, quiet Gramercy Park, or the bustling Union Square. For travels throughout Manhattan and into Brooklyn catch the A,C,E, 1,2,3, F,M, or L all within a few blocks’ radius.
Basin, Bath with integrated shower, toilet
Dishwasher, freezer, hob (gas), microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster
Queen size bed, air-conditioning
DVD player, satellite or cable, stereo system, TV, dining table, dining chair, air-conditioning
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