You’re in New York City, standing among tall buildings reaching for the sky. You see steel and concrete, brick and asphalt. Pavement, metal and people everywhere. But one building is stretching up above you positively covered in green. This is the Flatiron House and it has a completely self-irrigated outdoor loggia, an interior garden and a design that makes it highly distinct against the New York City skyline.
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The apartments have a four-bedrooms and four-bathrooms that’s designed for indoor-outdoor living. The self-watering irrigation system is under every single window, which allows plants to grow all over the outside of the building. Oregano, thyme, lavender, periwinkle and berries fill up the balconies and loggia. These edible plants are fragrant and beautiful.
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Everything about the design is about creating a connection to nature and the practical use of space. The plants don’t just create beauty and help to naturally purify the city air everywhere they grow, they can add taste and nutrition to every meal.
Additionally, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of downtown Manhattan while filling the spaces with natural light. The interior has all the luxury and custom features you could want in a Manhattan home: marble counters, oak accents, glass cabinets, a walk-in closet and limestone floors, just for starters.
Moreover, Flatiron House is half a block from Madison Square Park. Amenities inside include a fitness center, a game room, a lounge and, of course, the beautiful garden. The design is made to promote health and well-being by creating a connection to nature. It’s something that has been too often overlooked in buildings designed for city living.
Flatiron House honors the natural world and understands how it can benefit humans. This relationship between humans and nature is evident throughout the design, right down to the materials used inside the home. It is proof that even in the heart of the city, nature can grow.
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