The Lantern House model unit designed by March & White.
Photo: Colin Miller

Thomas Heatherwick’s First Residential Project in New York Reveals Stunning Model Units

Situated on the High Line, Lantern House features interiors by Carlos Mota, March and White Design, ASH NYC, and Rebecca Robertson

Lantern House in West Chelsea. Photo: Related Companies

Adding to the High Line’s impressive trove of architectural eye candy, Thomas Heatherwick’s Lantern House strikes an elegant balance between the area’s industrial past and its ultra-luxe present. Named for the sculptural bay windows that recall the shape of a gaslight, the 181-unit complex is Heatherwick Studio’s first residential building in the North America and second New York project, following the copper-tinted Vessel in Hudson Yards, which was one of 2019’s most talked-about structures.

Developed by Related and sheathed in custom-patinated gray bricks, the West Chelsea property is now unveiling a collection of model residences designed by Carlos Mota, March and White Design, ASH NYC, and Rebecca Robertson. Each dwelling features views of the adjacent elevated park, which bisects the two-tower project down the center and is even integrated into the lobby design. (Two massive structural supports pierce the entry pavilion, grounding the structure with a sense of place.)

The residences start at $1.625 million and are being marketed by Related and Corcoran Sunshine. See below for a peek inside.

Carlos Mota’s model unit. Photo: Colin Miller

Carlos Mota | $2.45 Million

Mixing custom furnishings with vintage finds, creative consultant Carlos Mota crafted a sophisticated residence on the building’s fifth floor. Tapping into Heatherwick’s bold architectural gestures, Mota imbued the light-filled home with vibrant splashes of color, like the living room’s custom olive sofa and yellow striped chairs, all clad in fabric by Pierre Frey.

ASH NYC’s model unit. Photo: Colin Miller

ASH NYC | $3.3 Million

ASH Staging, a branch of deign firm ASH NYC, outfitted this 1,560-square-foot dwelling on the fifth floor with midcentury pieces by the likes of Pierre Paulin, Gio Ponti, and Milo Baughman, as well as contemporary furnishings by Los Angeles studio Martin & Brockett. Crafted with a worldly collector in mind, the two-bedroom unit also features choice artworks by Bradley Duncan, Kate Drewniak, and Paul Edmondson.

The dining area of the model unit furnished by March and White. Photo: Colin Miller

March and White Design | $5.5 Million

In addition to decorating this three-bedroom model residence, international firm March and White Design devised the interior architecture for all of the building’s 181 units as well as its lobby and amenity spaces. Known for elegant and timeless design, the studio mixed warm natural materials with sleek finishes to achieve an effortless look throughout the project. Among the elements in each unit are open-plan kitchens, wide-oak flooring, and solid-core wood doors. This particular residence features a soothing neutral color palette that defers to the sweeping city views.

The kitchen in Rebecca Robertson’s model unit. Photo: Colin Miller

Rebecca Robertson | $4.15 Million

This aerie conceived by New York interior designer Rebecca Robertson features a chic, modern aesthetic that plays with pattern and texture against a base of creams and tans. Pictured above is the sleek kitchen, which features custom-designed walnut stools by L.A.–based designer Alejandro Artigas and a vintage Florian Schultz brass dome pendant light.

Cover: The Lantern House model unit designed by March & White.
Photo: Colin Miller


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