Eisenhardt Mills elevates design of Manhattan penthouse terrace
Stunning views and luxury decor are a hallmark of Manhattan’s penthouses, but one upper East Side residence has maximized the appeal of its rooftop terrace with a custom trellis constructed by Eisenhardt Mills, Inc.
A symphony of mahogany and metal, the trellis was designed by Halstead Wells Associates, New York City’s premier design/build firm, specializing in urban gardens. Close collaboration between Halstead Wells Associates and Eisenhardt Mills, Inc. resulted in a piece that brings traditional craftsmanship to the sophisticated urban space.
Time Honored Techniques
Eisenhardt Mills, Inc. built the trellis from 2” by 2” solid mahogany pieces joined together with mortise and tenon construction, a method they prefer for its versatility and proven durability.
Mortise and tenon joinery has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, and can be seen in many historical structures still standing today. Eisenhardt Mills craftsmen used the same peg and hole construction to construct a trellis that will withstand the test of time and the elements to provide the rooftop garden with an architectural focal point for years to come.
Collaboration and Innovation
Collaborating with the trellis’ designers, and with the metal fabricator to design the support structure behind the lattice work, Eisenhardt Mills’ artisans built and finished the piece in their Easton, PA shop, then transported it to its home in Manhattan.
Too large to make it to the roof any other way, the finished lattice structures were hoisted by crane up to the penthouse terrace on the 16th floor. Once there, the pieces were assembled, fitting together perfectly thanks to the careful coordination that took place at every phase of construction.
From urban gardens to elegant interiors, Eisenhardt Mills’ custom millwork can provide a luxe focal point in any space, adding architectural interest in a one-of-a-kind work of art, both parallel in function and beauty.