If you are ever faced with a condo conundrum where you own a pair of penthouses in a luxury condo building and want an easy (lazy) way to access them both, best take a leaf out of this man’s (fun) book.
In what could be considered the ultimate bachelor pad(s), a NYC man, with the help of architects, has built a slide connecting his two luxury penthouses in a condo building located in the East Village of NYC. Yes, a slide.
Turett Collaborative Architects created this jumbo slide and explain the logic behind this whacky idea on their website:
"TCA has had a lot of experience connecting smaller apartments together into a seamless whole, but this adventurous client requested something we'd never seen before. In a newly constructed multi-residential development, in the East Village of NYC, TCA had the opportunity to meet a unique client's desire to combine two penthouse condos... with a helical slide.
In this transformation, two identical 1-bedroom units, one atop the other, were combined into a duplex 2-bedroom home with the option to descend in the usual way on a new Italian-made "Rintal" stair, or more speedily, in a seated position, careening through the new double-height atrium.
The half-tube stainless steel slide starts on the top floor near the office, and lands below near both the living and dining areas. The sculptural slide is housed in a newly created 18’ tall double-height space, which includes custom designed glass railings. The image of the stainless steel curves in front of the oversized window to the city beyond, to say nothing of the irrepressible glee of grown adults on the slide, is surprisingly poetic; with careful detailing, the playground element is an unexpectedly elegant addition to the space.”
In laymen’s terms, they built a colossal slide for nothing other than a bit of fun. But it gets better. The unidentified bachelor now enjoys a newly combined total of 2,400 square feet but also a new game room, office, putting green on the terrace and, of course, a new slide.
BACHELOR PADS HAVE 15 TIMES MORE GERMS