February 11, 2015 by
Photography by Tom Kessler and Mark Kresl

A penthouse space in Riverfront Place, a sparkling anchor in the redevelopment of NoDo, was just the lifestyle change needed for this client.

We sought an atmosphere that would be perfect for entertaining in a location perched atop the Missouri river and with a magnificent view of the stunning vista.

Moving from the typical West Omaha suburbia home meant that storage could be an issue, so we designed every space possible with an eye to the maximum use of space, from closet systems to a Murphy bed.

Furniture selections and placement were meticulously planned to accomodate large gatherings, and all of the fabrics and leathers were selected to maximize durability and tactile stimulation. The home also features the integration of lighting, shades, HVAC, sound, and television—even a self-playing piano—all controlled with a touch of an iPad.

And the kicker, especially in this muffs-and-mittens time of the year? Heated floors.

A dramatic expanse of windows boast electronic shades that give the homeowner the option of mixing things up with a selection of patterned, sheer, and room-darkening options. The client wanted all electrical fixtures to be LED for energy efficiency, color, and aesthetics in highlighting the home’s neutral color palette.

Quartz countertops and alpaca area rugs were used for their striking look and feel, texture, and for sustainability purposes. Every last detail was customized to add to the singular vibe of the space. The client also loves metallic and texture, which we achieved through creatively integrating the use of both porcelain and mosaic, wood, hand-beaded wall coverings, fabric, faux painting, art, wallpaper, furniture, custom doors, cornice boards, and more.

Extensive custom woodwork was also used to achieve several curvilinear installations to add extra emphasis and eye-catching appeal.

The result is a singularly handsome space looming high above the Missouri River.

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