Metal Shutter House--with only 8 total residences in a full time doorman condominium--is designed by Shigeru Ban (Winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize). With its own private entrance, Residence 8, the highest available floor in its line, has a distinctive architectural feature: motorized perforated shutters that cover the 20-foot high glass facade of the building. The double-height retractable walls of glass transforms the entire loft into an "open-air" ambiance unseen in any loft residence in Manhattan. Checking off every luxury loft Owner's requirements, this spectacular, sleek modern duplex loft has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2,695sqft interior space and 186sqft wrap terrace off the living room. Electronically-controlled, the Great Room's windows create a versatile living situation, allowing the Owner either comfortable privacy or a Living Room-Turned-Outdoor Space Alfresco experience. Commanding art walls abound for the collector to display his masterpieces throughout the home. Loft features include: Shigeru Ban custom designed floor-to-ceiling white lacquer cabinetry, flexible use study/ 4th bedroom with sliding glass walls that when opened provides an uninterrupted area to the South balcony creating a home completely open to its surrounds, office/study overlooking a double-height living room with Ban designed white Corian desk, Shigeru Ban custom-designed kitchen with a cantilevered island with white Corian countertop and high-performance professional appliances, Master Bath featuring Bianco Dolomiti marble slab floor with white mosaic glass tile walls and Shigeru Ban custom designed white Corian vanity, Solid " rift and quarter sawn white oak flooring throughout with radiant heat & Bosch washer and dryer. North and South exposures. Other services include a full time doorman/ concierge and an individual storage space included. Easy 5-10 minute stroll to the downtown's most important attractions: The Whitney Museum, Meatpacking District, Hudson Yards, The Highline, West Village, Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River Park. Only blocks from the Avenues Global School. Seller incentive: 50% of common charges paid for 2 years.