Talk about a live-work space. Danish interior designer Thomas Juul-Hansen just spent $3.7 million on a three-bedroom apartment at 50 West Street in the Financial District — a building in which he designed the interiors — according to public records.
In renderings, the apartments within 50 West Street are characterized by modern, minimalist designs, with floor-to-ceiling windows and open floor plans. The exterior of the 64-story glass tower was designed by architect Helmut Jahn, and building amenities included a fitness center, a “Water Club,” children’s areas, and an observatory with outdoor entertaining space on the roof.
Born in Copenhagen, Juul-Hansen studied architecture at Harvard’s graduate school of design and worked with Richard Meier. His eponymous firm has made its name doing design work on luxury developments like The Beekman, Two Ten West 77, 505 West 19th St. Highline 23 — and most notably — Extell’s One57.
His clients include chef Jean Georges-Vongerichten, jeweler David Yurman, branding guru David Lipman, entrepreneur Damon Dash, telecommunications mogul Michael Hirtenstein, and film executive Paula Wagner, according to his website.