The client’s sophisticated taste for art and open-minded attitude for design truly inspired the project. Existing ceilings partially removed during demolition exposed the building’s steel superstructure which became the organizing elements that inspired the open loft gallery design.
The primary challenges were to distinguish large open spaces for entertainment and play. In addition, it was imperative to maintain the city views while illuminating the space and capturing as much natural sunlight as possible from the limited North facing exposure.
Creative space planning allowed us to emphasize the reuse of the existing bathrooms and kitchen areas. The serpentine wood feature wall was designed as a screen element concealing vertical HVAC. It not only provides a dynamic backdrop to the small seating nook, but also distinguishes the large room from the living spaces. The challenge of bringing in natural light was accomplished by the perforated metal ceiling which not only provides acoustical properties but also reflects natural light deep within the space. Lastly, the use of wide plank teak flooring creates a cohesive blend between the original home and the newly
The end result is a stunning modern living environment with two bedrooms, a custom play area for their 2 year old twins, an entertainment room for adults, a home office and nanny/guest quarters.
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