This apartment was formerly the top floor of a manufacturing building in Tribeca. Our firm converted the building to residential – adding a 4 story penthouse on top. During that renovation we took advantage of zoning permitted height limits to create 14 foot ceilings in this apartment. This allowed the creation of a library wall with mezzanine overlooking the living room. Simple and fresh.
This project is located in what was the top floor of a manufacturing building – originally built in the 1880’s – that our firm converted to residential and added (4) new floors atop. When the rooftop addition was built, it resulted in 14′ ceilings for this apartment. We took advantage of that height to create a catwalk on the wall of shelving, providing a dramatic view over the Living Room.
While the feeling of this loft is modern, subtle details like recesses at windows and shallow beams in the ceilings create a more intimate scale.
Good design is a balance of precision, efficiency and beauty. Too often people think of good design as what they can see – the beauty part of it. Beauty is very important, but it also has to be functional. It has to be something that works in daily life and can be built in a practical way.