In a long ago career I found myself climbing on a structure that had a siren like this on it. My face was almost inside it for a few moments as I climbed over it. I was a little worried about what would happen if it went off while my face was directly in front of it. 😊
Well, I gutted th place and rebuilt it to accommodate my wife disease, multiple system atrophy - cerebellar, which is rare, degenerative, progressive and always results in death.She has the master bedroom to herself, with a large closet with no doors and with an attached bathroom with no barriers and a roll in shower,. When we first moved in she was independent and used an electric scooter and was able to scoot into the shower, transfer to a bench and bathe herself. For the last two years she has been immobilized and I have a staff of three aides who clean her, feed her, etc. Until recently I had someone on call during the night and she slept in th gust room next to my bedroom. I moved walls and opened corridors to make th apartment accessible. My room has an attached bath and there is a another full bath in the hall and a powder room. Tne original layout had two other bathrooms ( a his and hers in the master and a servants bathroom ). I took out the servants bathroom, relocated my water heater in the space, installed a second dishwasher and made a pantry On the upper floors of Four Leaf, there are four apartments per floor, which results in a fair amount of interior space. I have a large entry gallery and there are a number of closets which house two blower/ac units, a water heater, a rack of audio/nome automation equipment, a utility closet, and two walk-in closets for storage. Cesar Pelli did a great job in placing the parking underground ( 2 spots per apt) and using the second floor for resident storage closets ( It's my garage). About a third of my apartment is a 55 long open plan space that contains a dining space, an informal "den": wih a tv and a large sitting area with a sofa that cost more than my car. I engaged Stern and Bucek on the remodel and they honored my request to make things float or disappear. Since I stripped everything down to the slab and curtain walls, when we built it back up we were able use all of the space efficiently for storage, etc. I understand that this is not a standard American apartment and I feel veruy fortunate to be able to live here.