We transformed this classic pre-war apartment into a minimal, contemporary showcase for our client’s world-class twentieth-century art collection. The kitchen was completely remodeled with custom white lacquer cabinetry and white Corian counters, while the more intimate library space was covered with Donghia grass cloth and integrated lighting. Custom cabinetry and furnishings throughout create a sense of unity, while silk and wool carpets lighten and give depth to the refinished original parquet wood floors.
Our client for this top floor space in Soho sought the openness of a loft, but a level of comfort and livability more commonly associated with traditional homes. To achieve this, we drafted a plan that allows for a clear distinction between public and private areas.
The plan’s defining element is a central sunlit hall that runs from the spacious open living/dining/kitchen area at the front of the loft to a private wing at the back. The hall features an open, sculptural stair that leads to an expansive, private roof-top garden. The stair’s steel and walnut design unifies the loft’s new elements with the restored original industrial features including steel beam, wood ceiling and roof structure, and exposed brick wall.
The private wing houses two children’s bedrooms and bath, a guest suite, and a master bedroom with adjoining bath and dressing areas, all distinctly separate from the public wing.
This renovation transformed a traditional apartment in the prestigious 15 Central Park West building into a modern home with a loft-like flow. While minimal in detailing, the apartment conveys a sense of both luxury and warmth through the use of custom built-ins and rich materials including walnut floors, a bronze firebox, bronze glass and a lacquered, olive green serving bar. The apartment opens to a large living/dining area in which the modern walnut casing framing the original windows creates dramatic vertical elements. A hall with rich, red lacquered wallpaper leads from the public spaces to the master bedroom suite, with an adjoining study and master bath with ivory and Persian sunset travertine.
We designed this ground floor loft in an old industrial building for art collectors with young children. Our approach blends the original architectural language with a clean modern aesthetic intended to showcase the family’s extensive art collection. Raw concrete floors and columns contrast with the refined, minimal insertions of the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. Interior steel and glass window walls of the mezzanine bedrooms face the double height space of living/dining/library and recall the exterior steel windows at the street.