Lower Manhattan, New York
Light was the central idea behind the renovation of this industrial loft space in Lower Manhattan. We maintained the open “workshop floor” character while creating a bright and comfortable kitchen, entry hall, and bedroom. A palette of bone-white ash wood paneling and white plaster walls carry the light from the perimeter windows deep into the large living and dining areas.
“This handcrafted approach to each space results in a home that is both modern and timeless.”
– Scott Specht, Principal
Detailing of the space complements the original industrial feel of the building. Vertical battens line the entry hall and conceal hidden doors to a powder room and laundry. Original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door are maintained and highlighted. A new fireplace has built-in wood storage and niches for art. The home feels livable while remaining true to its utilitarian history.
Architect: Specht Architects
Contractor: Bernsohn and Fetner
Photographer: Andrea Calo