On the 10th floor club level of Two Trees’ 60 Water Street, one of Dumbo’s newest luxury residential buildings you’ll find one of New York’s most breathtaking panoramas. Perched between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from the comfort of a well-designed landscape, you know that you’ve just found something special.
This is a garden one can walk through, with pathways created by custom low containers made from corten steel. The plantings of wispy grasses and perennials give a meadow-like underpinning to the phenomenal view. The details are not lost however as one would think it possible with the presence of such a skyline. Walking about you will notice stepping stones placed within a bed of thyme which has grown over softening the edges and giving the feeling of soft earth. A water feature is placed on the north side of the terrace and is situated between the glass railing and the line of teak chairs. The stillness of this long rectangle of water is reflective of both the sky and the visual continuation of the East River. Rectangle stepping stones are placed irregularly throughout the bed of water to give access to the seating as well as echo the use of this exciting and playful location.
Designed as a rooftop lounge deck, seating is well thought out and constructed as built-in ipe benches, a row of heavy teak club chairs and a number of table settings placed throughout the terrace. A large teak dining table is situated in the center of the terrace in its own private garden setting, while a number of smaller round tables are clustered more casually around a mirrored pergola on the east side of the garden. Being a shared space by the residents of the building, privacy was incorporated into the foundation of the design.