Danish architect Soren Rose renovated every inch of this 6,000 square penthouse on Manhattan’s Park Avenue, including the rooftop, pool and glass pavilion. Infusing a New York state of mind with a curated sense of Nordic design, the project is Rose’s masterfully crafted answer to the owners’ request for a magnum opus. Natural materials start with the Verde Alpi marble wall which extends up to the roof, sourced from the same quarry as Mies Van der Rohe’s used for his legendary Barcelona Pavilion. Dinesen wood from Denmark, aligned with the pale colour palette to give the space a cool Scandinavian vibe. Add to that our leather crafted on iconic classics from Fritz Hansen, such as the Swan™ sofa and Swan™ chair by Arne Jacobsen, as well as PK22™ chairs by Poul Kjærholm. Don’t miss the tiny ‘weed’ sculpture by Tony Matelli growing alongside the stairs. It’s a visual joke between Rose’s studio and the owners alluding to the five years it took to complete the project.

Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio featuring pieces from Fritz Hansen crafted in our leather. Photo by Brooke Holm

Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio featuring the Swan™ sofa by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen crafted in our leather. Photo by Brooke Holm

Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio featuring the Swan™ chair by Arne Jacobsen from Fritz Hansen crafted in our leather. Photo by Brooke Holm

Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio featuring the PK22™ chairs shown left by Poul Kjærholm from Fritz Hansen crafted in our leather. Photo by Brooke Holm

Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio features Dinesen wood floors and a Verde Alpi marble wall extending to the rooftop. Photo by Brooke Holm

Rooftop view of Park Avenue Penthouse revamped by Soren Rose Studio. Photo by Brooke Holm