On the evening of Oct. 23, 2008, Turner Development Group hosted the grand opening of its Silo Point Luxury Condominiums project. High overhead, in a duplex unit on the 19th and 20th floors, the STYLE Sky Lounge made its debut as well. A joint project between Turner and Style magazine, the 20,000-square-foot luxury lounge boasts several comfortable lounge areas, two fully-equipped kitchens, a media room, dining and meeting space and a spectacular 19th-floor terrace that wraps around two sides of the building to offer panoramic views of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor. Partnerships with the Calligaris Shop by Pad in Fells Point and Starr Systems Design in Mount Washington assure that the levels of comfort and luxury in the interior spaces are just as stunning as the commanding views and sleek design of the project itself. Over the course of the coming months, Style will use the space for entertaining, and residents of the condominiums will have use of it as well.
This first-level space features a conversation grouping that doubles as a viewing area for the 50-inch flat-screen LG television. A wall-mounted AMX touch-screen system controls all facets of the audio and video components in the space. The audio system features Bowers & Wilkins speakers, a ReQuest music server and a Sonance iPort iPod docking system— all programmed by Starr Systems Design. Furniture is by Italian design house Calligaris and decorative accents such as rugs, lamps and artwork come from Pad in Fells Point.
Upstairs dining area
This second-level space can be used for meetings, dining or playing games. It adjoins a second catering kitchen that can service the upper level during larger parties. Clean-lined square tables, with white leather seating for 16, fill the space, while a four-bay console offers storage and a serving area. Deep, expansive windows overlook downtown Baltimore as well as Harbor East, Fells Point and Canton.
Upstairs conversation area
The second level contains two distinct areas: a meeting/dining/gaming area (shown opposite) and this conversation area. Outfitted with several sofas of modern design with tubular steel frames, all by Calligaris, this area has a second wall-mounted 50-inch flat-screen LG monitor for television viewing. Directional track lighting is employed throughout the unit.
The lower level contains a full kitchen featuring stainless steel GE Profile appliances, granite countertops, an eat-in bar and a separate dining area. During social functions, the counter doubles as a service bar, where cocktails featuring spirits such as Chopin Potato Vodka, Glenmorangie, Navan Vanilla Liqueur and Ruinart Champagne are served.
Downstairs conversation area
Dark ebony-stained hardwood floors are a backdrop for this seating area on the first level that features a built-in gas-burning fireplace, soaring 20-foot ceilings, furnishings by the Calligaris Shop by Pad, and access to the unit’s wrap-around 19th-floor balcony that offers sweeping views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and downtown skyline.
project Silo Point Luxury Condominiums, 410-539-SILO, http://www.silopoint.com
developer Turner Development Group, http://www.turnerdevelopment.com
media design & controls Starr Systems Design, Baltimore, 410-494-4310, http://www.starrsystems.net
furnishings Calligaris Shop by Pad, Baltimore, 410-563-4723, http://www.calligaris-shop.com/pad
spirits Chopin Potato Vodka, Navan Vanilla Liqueur, Glenmorangie and Ruinart Champagne