Inside Savannah Guthrie’s Tribeca Retreat
March 01, 2023 - New York
Savannah Guthrie is among the most recognizable and respected luminaries in the world of New York–based international journalism. The face and voice of the former White House correspondent and Georgetown-educated attorney are regularly broadcast into millions of homes in her roles as co-anchor of the Today show and host of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Guthrie’s residence—in an architecturally arresting building amid the restaurants, parks, shops, and galleries of dynamic Tribeca—is, fittingly, self-assured, sophisticated, and stylish while remaining comfortable and inviting.
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Occupying a full floor, the 3,735-square-foot condominium has a bright, lofty ambience thanks to ceilings that soar beyond 10 feet in height and plentiful large windows throughout. Much of the home’s distinctively chic aesthetic is the result of Guthrie’s collaboration with architects Ike Kligerman Barkley and designer Monique Gibson, members of Architectural Digest’s elite AD100, who undertook a meticulous renovation following the property’s acquisition in 2017. The result is a retreat with a versatile floor plan offering spaces for both effortless day-to-day living and festive entertaining.
The heart of the home is a soigné great room with a strikingly contemporary concrete ceiling and nearly a full exposure of south-facing windows. A wall of steel and glass opens to a spacious dining room with antiqued mirror and window walls, creating a scrim-like separation from the living spaces. Steps away is a cook’s kitchen with honed black Saint Laurent marble countertops and backsplashes, Gaggenau appliances—including a wine refrigerator, wall ovens, and a cooktop—streamlined floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, and an adjoining casual dining area or den with generous auxiliary storage. Serving the living and dining spaces is a sizeable wet bar finished in marble and white oak and outfitted with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and ice maker.
The private quarters are peacefully secluded from the public spaces on the cool, quiet northern side of the building. The owner’s suite consists of a restful bedroom with a fireplace, a boutique-sized dressing area with custom oak millwork and a host of closets with antiqued mirrored doors, and a sleek Carrara marble and bluestone bath featuring a soaking tub, a glass-enclosed shower, and a private water closet. One guest bedroom is accompanied by an en suite bath with a mosaic of Ann Sacks penny tiles, a shower, and a stylish Robern medicine cabinet. Two additional guest bedrooms share a bath with a Duravit tub, Ann Sacks tile, a dual-sink vanity, and polished chrome Hansgrohe fixtures. Just off the great room, a discreet office with a built-in desk and a Murphy bed can serve as an additional bedroom, if needed or desired.
Austrian white oak flooring adds a soothing organic quality to a home that is otherwise decisively modern. Contemporary amenities are plentiful: collectible designer light fixtures, a Lutron system for controlling shades and lighting, and a superior audiovisual system with in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. Also conveyed with ownership is the building’s largest storage room, a 62-square-foot powered space with custom shelving. Offering residents a 24-hour door attendant, a full-time superintendent, a state-of-the-art gym, and a bicycle storage room, the building is a quintessential Manhattan haven, destined to welcome its next quintessential Manhattanite.
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