Sleek gray tiles give way to warm wood treads upon entering the penthouse's contemporary staircase. A retractable stainless steel and glass panel can be closed to prevent entry and provide space for seating at the bar.
The bar area, separated from the kitchen by the dining area, provides a chic spot to sip cocktails or casually dine. Glass panels lining the wall mimic the large glass panel underfoot, giving the space a sense of cohesion.
When the retractable stainless steel and glass panel is closed over the staircase, sleek metal barstools are placed on top to provide seating at the bar. The see-through panel creates a funky sensation underfoot while standing or sitting in the space.
The galley kitchen features warm wood cabinets and an earth-toned tile floor, contrasting with the cool tones of gray found throughout most of the penthouse. Sleek gray countertops serve as the connection between the kitchen and the rest of the apartment.
With a clean-lined sofa, a low-profile coffee table and no wall art, the living area achieves a sleek, minimalist look. Concrete ceilings and exposed ductwork give a nod to the penthouse's urban setting.
Topiary trees line the edge of the terrace, creating a border between the sectional and railing for a more intimate feel. Metal tables provide a spot for guests to set their cocktails while lounging on the sofa.
A round outdoor daybed with a canopy offers a spot for intimate conversation or ultra-comfy lounging on the terrace. A large tree trunk sculpture is nestled in the corner, creating an intriguing focal point.
Gray walls, gray tile floors and a gray concrete ceiling create a tone-on-tone color palette in the living room. The sauna is visible through a large corner window, enhancing the penthouse's open concept design.
Situated just outside the kitchen, the chic dining area boasts a modern white table and lucite chairs with an eye-catching design. Metal sculptures add striking visual interest to the dynamic space, and a vintage-inspired globe serves as an unexpected centerpiece.
The 2,700-square-foot penthouse features a flexible, open design for seamless transition from space to space. The living area flows into the bar area, so guests can simultaneously relax in either space.
The LeJeune Residence in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is featured in the Phaidon book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, celebrating this resurgent trend for dark home exteriors. Built in 1890, this building was once used as a home for the groomsmen who cared for wealthy residents' horses.