27.11.08

Bank House ...

This is the coolest place!
Apparently it was thought to be abandoned, but in fact it has been the residence of photographer Jay Meisel and his family for the last 42 years ...
It was an abandoned bank that he lovingly brought back to life ... dream renovation!
Lucky sod ...

He uses 3 of the levels as gallery spaces ...
And this walkway houses curiosities ... I want a hall to devote to curiosities!


He stores art in one of the bank vaults ... of course!


Note the gorgeous pressed tin on the walls - and subway tiles!

His daughters bed was set up on these platforms so she could see the skyline ... what a nice Dad he is ...


And as if all of that was not torture enough, they have a stunner of a rooftop garden, complete with the original copper cladding ... and a perfect Schnauzer ...
It's just not fair!

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12 comments:

  1. What a magnificant building full of history and charm. Am really enjoying all your posts full of interesting quirky things. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. you are on fire at the moment bella - this is amazing - i want the roof top garden and the tiling in the vault pretty please x

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  3. Holy mackerel that is amazing!! Does that mean he's been living rent-free too? :D
    I want a mini Schnauzerrrr!

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  4. Dream of all dreams is this building/home/gallery - adore it and want to move in today, xv.

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  5. Oh what an amazing home! Great find and thanks for sharing...but now I want to move in this home...*sigh* ;o)
    autumnally greetings from germany
    geisslein

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  6. Oh what an amazing home! Great find and thanks for sharing...but now I want to move in this home...*sigh* ;o)
    autumnally greetings from germany
    geisslein

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  7. What an amazing space (oh converted buildings how I love you!) The rooftop deck, the hallway of curiosities, the gallery space- it all looks incredible!

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  8. wow! That is a perfect place :)

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  10. Absolutely incredible place -- how amazing to have three floors of gallery space and that rooftop view!

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  11. OMG, i pass by that all the time and never thought ... holly

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While of course I appreciate your generous comments, please don't feel obliged ... just having you stop by is lovely enough!

Happy day dear friends xx