Last night we had the pleasure of attending Esquire magazine’s 9th Annual ‘Ultimate Bachelor Pad.’ Located at the Clock Tower in Brooklyn’s DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge) neighborhood, this marked the first time that Esquire took its NYC apartment out of Manhattan. “Although we create our house every other year in Los Angeles, this is the first time we’ve taken our New York project to a location outside of Manhattan,” says Jack Essig, SVP/group publishing director/chief revenue officer of Esquire magazine. “The Clock Tower penthouse is truly a one-of-a-kind space that encapsulates the style and innovation that is inherent to the Esquire brand.” With a cocktail in hand, we toured the property which also happens to be an exclusive listing of Gumley Haft Kleier. The name may sound familiar as Michele Kleier, Samantha Kleier-Forbes and Sabrina Kleier-Morgenstern are stars of HGTV’s ‘Selling New York’ (see “Exclusive with HGTV’s The Kleiers: Their Book, Real Estate and More!”).
|Casa executive editor with the Kleiers (photo: Casa Diseno LLC)|
Overlooking the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, the waterfront property was once a factory that later became luxury condominiums. The 7,000 square foot triplex penthouse featured eight rooms, a three-story custom glass elevator, 14-foot glass faced clocks, 16-50 foot ceilings and more. There was so much to see as every floor in the penthouse boasted its own modern luxuries.
The presentation of the penthouse was truly magnificent as all participating designers did a fantastic job of creating the ‘Ultimate Bachelor Pad.’ Each room perfectly fused innovative technology with sleek, contemporary furnishings. The designers spared no luxe material as metallic finishes joined beautifully with rich neutrals and pops of color. Our favorite space in the entire apartment was the Digital Loft that included a digital 5th Clock with images of where a bachelor should travel. If that technology doesn’t “wow” you, perhaps the streaming wall with love social media updates would best capture your attention?
Here are a few highlights from each space in the Clock Tower penthouse: