Project: Tribeca Loft
Location: Tribeca, NYC
Size: 2,000 square feet
Status: Completed fall 2013
Description: This classic Tribeca floor-through loft started as a fairly raw space, boasting full height windows on the north and south sides, original tin ceilings, and not much else! Our clients moved to New York by way of Australia, and were seeking a comfortable, functional, and uniquely designed home in their new city. Their eclectic and comfortable aesthetic and interest in color and pattern made our jobs even more fun. It was important to us to achieve a functional floor plan, while maintaining the sightline from the living space in the front to the large master suite in the back. The two rooms added in the middle of the space are connected by a loft, providing extra storage and a fun play space for their young son.
The kitchen remained in its original location, but expanded north and south to provide ample work space for the owner, who is a trained chef. A large island with an 11' custom butcher block top also houses under counter refrigeration and freezer drawers. The full height wall of storage on one end of the kitchen allows for the east side to remain very light and open, with floating shelves and patterned tile. The tile was designed and silk screened in Brooklyn by STUDIO DB designer Kate Gray.
In the guest bathroom, we created a custom mosaic pattern to bring in some old New York charm to the floors. The plumbing throughout is unlacquered brass from Watermark in Brooklyn. It has a vintage feel which plays nicely against the more modern style of the fixtures. The master bedroom and bathroom are interconnected, with the freestanding bathtub located in the bedroom and the custom teak and glass doors opening between the two spaces. The concrete floor tile begins on the wall behind the sink and extends into the bedroom under the bathtub, with the shape of the hexagons defining its transition back to wood. In the bathroom, an open shower with full height Bejmat tiled walls really takes advantage of the height of the space and the natural light.
Photos by Mike Garten
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