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.