The lively mood of SoHo
A penthouse surrounded by terraces and a tower with extremely tall windows. The perfect set for a brilliant socialising
Simply spectacular. The view over NYC is an everyday attraction from the home of famous shoe designer Brian Atwood and doctor Jake Deutsch. Their penthouse, with its windows that reach a height of over 10 metres, is surrounded by spacious terraces, an open- air living room where Brian and Jake organise fun parties, inspired by the seventies. “The interior designer Andre Mellone helped us to create the perfect project for this extraordinary space. He guided our renovation work and interior decor to give the rooms a sophisticated, personal, welcoming feel. The subtle colour palette and well- calibrated design furnishings lend a decidedly theatrical role to exaggerated drapes that emphasise the height of the ceilings,” says Brian. He came to Milan in 1996, chosen by Gianni Versace in person. His main design studio is still here and, since 2001, he has supervised production in nearby Parabiago, with his brand of jewel footwear so beloved by the fashion addicted and international celebs. When Italian quality craftsmanship and American creative flair walk side by side they go far.