Modern High Rise

Marguerite Rodgers combined four apartments on the 31st floor of the I. M. Pei designed Society Hill Towers to create a very personal family home for Meg Rodgers, her husband, architect James Timberlake, their two children and four cats. Sophisticated, comfortable, and warm, the residence reflects Asian influences and modern classics alike. Furnishings include pieces by George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick, Hans Wegner, Jens Risom, Jean-Michel Frank, and Frank Gehry, to name a few. Louis Kahn’s paintings, Esherick prints, fine art, and objects reflect Meg’s passion for collecting and traveling to create the soul of their home. The expansive interior with floor-to-ceiling exterior glass walls is influenced by Japanese teahouses. The den and children’s rooms are accessed through sliding translucent glass doors that partition the rooms from an end-to-end perimeter hallway that connects the children’s wing to the rest of the condominium. The hall, with long views of the skyline, leads to the kitchen, dining/living room, James’ office/sitting room, and the master bedroom suite. Deeply inspired by the serenity of Asian design, the purposeful cabinetry and custom furniture are by Marguerite Rodgers.

  • Lighting Design: Sean O’Connor Lighting
  • Contractor: Phillip Johnson Construction
  • Kitchen Design: Joanne Hudson
  • Photography: Peter Aaron Architectural Photography / OTTO