Climbing Off The Walls

Living room with 50-foot climbing wall to get to loft (and 80-foot indoor slide to get down) - crazy!

If the idea of a 50-foot climb­ing wall in your liv­ing room makes you ner­vous, wait until you see the 80-foot indoor side that gets you down!

Living room with 50-foot climbing wall to get to loft (and 80-foot indoor slide to get down) - crazy!

Occu­py­ing the top four floors of a Lower Man­hat­tan sky­scraper, the Sky­House ren­o­va­tion by archi­tect David Hot­son is def­i­nitely not for the faint of heart. For starters, you’ll have to brave the four-story climb­ing col­umn that starts in the liv­ing room to enjoy the impres­sive panoramic views of the city from the “flo­ral lounge” on the fourth floor.

entrance to an 80-foot indoor slide in an NYC home

Of course, what goes up must come down, which is han­dled by an 80-foot indoor slide that snakes through­out the inte­rior of the home. The first leg of the slide passes through the glass wall in the attic, coils around the climb­ing col­umn and over the guest bed­room, then slips through a sec­ond glass win­dow and out over the stairs.

80-foot indoor slide in an NYC home

A land­ing pro­vides an oppor­tu­nity to make a stop on the third floor or re-enter the slide and con­tinue down to the main level. The lower slide coils through the ceil­ing and into the library on the main level. As it reaches the end, the slide flares out to cre­ate a dis­torted mir­ror that forms the wall of the library and drops the vis­i­tor back at the main level at the foot of the staircase.

That’s quite a ride!

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  • Erin

    that would solve win­ter and rainy sea­son blues.