WELL-APPOINTED Narrowly pruned trees block unwanted views and demarcate the living space, which is appointed with a boxwood-filled antique French urn, planters from Pennoyer Newman, and aluminum versions of a 1954 Dan Johnson chair that flank a sculpture by Fernando Casasempere. Limestone floors extend from the home’s interior and abut a strip of paw-friendly SynLawn.
outdoor dining, blue and purple. Birch trees provide shade for the outdoor dining area of designer Friederike Kemp Biggs’s Manhattan penthouse. Planters filled with ivy, boxwood, lobelia, and hydrangea also surround the bluestone-paved terrace, planned by landscape designer Halsted Welles. (January 2011)