The brainchild of a sun-loving California dreamer who fell in love with the East Village, this custom-built artists' palace spans the upper three floors of a modernist townhouse-a spacious, private urban retreat overlooking one of Manhattan's most vibrant city blocks. One of just two residential units in the building, the sprawling sun-filled penthouse features an industrial chic aesthetic anchored by striking architectural elements, including enormous red-steel-framed windows that usher in a massive amount of light and airiness across all three levels. As one enters the apartment, eyes are immediately drawn to the dramatic, triple-height, south-facing windows that look out onto the first of two terraces. Also on this level is a large, well-appointed open chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, as well as custom redwood cabinets. The second floor consists of two queen-sized bedrooms and a bathroom, while the third floor features a master bedroom suite with bathroom, home office and the second terrace. Completely custom designed to showcase the latest tenets of eco-friendly construction, the visually arresting space features concrete floors with radiant heat throughout, and spans the length of the building at 20 feet wide. As unique as the pulsating neighborhood that surrounds it, this one-of-a-kind East Village home is ideal for an artist or owner with an artistic side.