This wonderful attic apartment, spotted on Alvhem, features a spacious roof terrace situated on a prime location, the prestigious Rose Street, in Linnéstaden, a central urban district of Gothenburg, Sweden. The apartment is in a beautiful 20th century building, offering open plan kitchen and living room with wood burning stove. With about 968 square feet (90 square meters) of total living area, this beautiful loft-style apartment welcomes you into the home with a skylight that lets in plenty of natural light. White walls leave the high ceiling apartment feeling bright and airy, light white oiled oak parquet flooring covers all the spaces except for the modern tiled bathroom. The airy living room with a sloped ceiling is the heart of the home, binding together all the apartment’s rooms. The kitchen has a large sliding glass door that leads out to the rooftop terrace, which makes the boundary between indoors and outdoors easily blurred. There are two bedrooms and an open attic loft space above the bathroom which is accessed via steps from the living room. Perfect for a reading area or guest bed.
The Price/Sheetz Residence is an incredible loft home situated in TriBeCa, New York, designed by New York based studio A+I Design Corp. The spacious loft features 4,700 square feet of living space and was completely re-designed to create flow between two obviously separate East and West halves of the apartment, which was a result of combining two buildings in the past. The architect’s priority was to preserve the loft’s history as a warehouse, and later an artist’s studio by keeping and accentuating its inherent openness, large steel, material textures and exposed structure. To accentuate the exposed brick wall, a new staircase was cantilevered off of the structural element. The wall was extended up to the top of the stair and clad with re-used brick that had been recovered after demolishing another part of the home. A skylight was added above the stairway to draw in more light and a new outdoor roof terrace and garden was created. The kitchen and breakfast nook were re-located to the brightest area of the apartment where there were two large existing skylights, flooding the space with natural light.
It was important to separate public from private, however instead of hallways and closed doors, large sliding “partitions” allow for uninterrupted flow throughout the day, with option to screen off the children’s’ play area and family bedrooms. With 3 children and 2 dogs, it was critical to plan for ample storage throughout the apartment, custom built-in benches, credenzas and bookcases work well to keep clutter hidden while seamlessly integrating with surrounding finishes. In the children’s playroom a new lofted platform with ladders, trap doors and writable walls was designed for playing and storage, while child-friendly low ceiling spaces where they can explore, read and study under an existing skylight.
All of the new materials were selected to accentuate the authentic quality of the space enhancing with warm, rich natural finishes such as oiled old-growth walnut floors and cabinets, cold rolled steel stair and doors, earth tone tiles and bamboo counters. While the finishes feel high end, all of the tactile surfaces are child and pet friendly, durable and will develop in character as they age.
Photos: Magda Biernat
This fantastic bright and airy loft apartment is situated in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden. The building was constructed in 1891 and has since been restored to optimum condition. The 753 square foot (70 square meters) home features beautiful details, with a spacious living room with large windows allows plenty of natural light. The space features fine details with deep niches, door lintels, wall panels, oak flooring and whitewashed walls. The living room and kitchen are elegantly shared with a classic pair of doors. The tastefully designed kitchen has a restaurant feel, with a kitchen island, lots of work spaces and a dining area. The space offers white high gloss cabinet doors, worktops and white tiled walls. Classic black and white tiled floors match perfectly in the space. Above the living room is an open loft space with sisal carpet, white walls, hidden storage and built-in bookcase. There is also a generous sized bathroom with luxurious details with a feeling of coherent sober style.
This incredible open loft space is situated in the Chelsea area of New York City, New York designed by Diego Alejandro Design. The modern interior of this 2,000+ square foot loft was designed for an advertising executive and incorporated his love for creativity through a bold, unexpected design. “I try to bring a different sensibility to each interior design project. I treat interiors as compositions — blending color, volumes, textures and lines — to create a space that is fresh, sophisticated and visually enjoyable”, states the designer.
Photos: ELK Studios
The Mac N Mo show was Katie and Jordan’s first purchase together. Katie, growing up in a family of electricians and Jordan, growing up with a builder for a father and designer for a mother, they had only one month to fully renovate this Mount Pleasant, Vancouver loft in the Mecca building. The living space features over 850 square feet of living space with one bedroom and one bathroom, 22 foot high ceilings and concrete flooring throughout the lower level, separated by tile in the bathroom. The fully renovated loft features a white glossy kitchen and grey quartz countertops, stainless steel LG appliances throughout accented with frosted glass backsplash. The stark white and grey kitchen and bathroom is warmed up by a feature wall of cedar panels which extends into the office under the stairs and the fireplace wall. The upper deck was built super slick with a full on walk-in closet and an attic space above that for even more storage. Behind the bed is a hand painted wall by Jordan’s mother Judy. This project was a dream come true for the couple and an experiment on the whole process of house flipping. Jordan a real estate agent with tons of construction background (winner of HGTV’s Canada’s handyman superstar challenge) and Katie (an ex BC lion Cheerleader) a super organized purchaser for a large industrial electrical company, they called on all their assets to help make this dream come true.
This loft has now been listed for sale at $499,000, from here.
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Photos: Dan Stone
Located on Mercer Street in SoHo, New York, this incredible loft designed by David Howell Design is situated on a lower floor which has little natural light. A partial height feature wall serves a dual purpose: creating a subtle but distinct transition from public to private and bringing natural light and air into the private spaces. The design marries classic historical elements with clean modern elements, retaining original details and celebrating imperfections. These include tin ceilings, stripped cast iron columns, original floors and window casings. The owner sought to create an eclectic environment based on found objects and art. Collaboration with other artists was integral to the process so the finished product has more than one author.
Photos: Bjorg Magnea
Union Square Loft is situated in the historic intersection of Union Square in Manhattan, New York, designed by architecture and interior design firm David Howell Design. The loft is comprised of 3,000 square feet of living space, following the model of an Atrium house with a perimeter of bed and bath functions around an open common area. At the center, the kitchen is designed to resemble furniture and communal spaces blended together. A balance of natural and artificial light keeps an open loft feeling well into the interior of the space.
This industrial-eclectic loft is the home of designer and artist Alina Preciado and her two cats, situated in a 1800s industrial building in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The 2,000 square foot loft with one bedroom and one bathroom mixes old and new pieces together, with findings that Preciado has picked up from her travels to places like Japan, Spain, India and the Middle East. The designer imports handmade goods for her business, Dar Gitane. “Dar” is Arabic for “home” and “gitane” is French for “gypsy”, which sums up Preciado’s personality. The loft was originally a woodshop, which has divots and scratches on the flooring, which has been preserved for its history.
The loft features an incredible flow with an open and airy floor plan, huge windows and high ceilings that keeps the space well lit. The home also has a hammock which Preciado spends a lot of time on, as well as a trapeze bar, perfect for stretching. The living room was a vintage leather sofa from the 1960s, the leaning ladder was obtained from a warehouse. The living area also has a large wood-burning stove with a double-insulated chimney, which is in keeping with the industrial theme as well as providing plenty of warmth in the winter months. A neat tip that Preiado does with her stove is place citrus peels on top and left the smell permeate through the home.
Collected pieces from around the world are displayed in the apartment, like this hundred-year-old metal incense burner from Morocco that sits on one of three metal tables bought in the Middle East. Preciado likes to burn sage in it.
Storage is tough to find in a New York City apartment, so Preciado built this storage space with a sleeping loft on top.
Preciado created a walled-off bedroom with curtains that lets sunshine in or can be closed for privacy.
An interesting piece of art adorns the wall of this bedroom which has been crafted from human hair by Preciado.
Small touches makes a place feel like home, like what is on display here. A perfect example of Preciado’s design philosophy of mixing new, old, found and designed objects under a collection of cloches.
The worktable was from the previous owner’s woodshop, fitting perfectly with Preciado’s style. The table has a ¼-inch-thick steel top, perfect for designing, since they are so sturdy, durable and flat.
One of the first things Preciado brought back for Dar Gitane was a grouping of one-of-a-kind teapot, which she now displays on open shelves in the kitchen.
Preciado preserved these 90-year-old leather dining chairs with the right conditioning, bringing them back to their original luster.
Preciado’s style extends tothisa spacious bathroom, where she includes simple touches from her travels. The bathtub is an architectural salvage. Preciado’s biggest design tip was to “introduce products into your home that are soulful”. Surround yourself with things that are not only beautiful but useful.
Photos: Chris A. Dorsey
Pineapple Loft is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York, designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture. This 1,750 square foot modern loft was conceived in two phases. Phase I consists of the two window bays closest to egress stair, while phase II consists of the addition of a third window bay with its adjacent perimeter wall, transforming the previously two window loft into a spacious corner apartment with two exposures.
In phase I, public and private spaces are defined yet linked by a permeable zone of cabinetry along the existing line of structure. This “shim wall” directs ones view towards the stage of the space: the magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline through the window. The directionality of the space is further emphasized by the forward thrusting kitchen island/dining table element. The “shim wall” also serves as a light-filtering device, through the extensive use of Lumasite panels in its construction, emphasizing the permeability of the spatial divider between public and private zones in the context of family living, while allowing light to reach all spaces.
Designed as a continuous element intended to link spaces along it and through it, the “shim wall” serves as a matrix against which different elements of the program are registered. To that end, specific elements are inserted into it in response to specific uses: a sleeping/play zone for the young children in the family off of (and almost an extension of) the kitchen zone, a serving counter at the dining area, a media center at the sitting area. It is a wall to look at, look along, look through, walk through, store into, and store one-self into.
Phase II extends the sitting area in the direction perpendicular to the view, while adding a master-suite. An L-shaped cabinet is used as the elbow between the two spatial zones. The “shim wall” is sistered yet not rivaled by a like element, which allows the space to turn the corner, successfully unifying the various public areas. This loft renovation illustrates the adapt-ability and expand-ability of a coherent tectonic/spatial language that is able to seamlessly redefine itself in response to the changing dynamics of family life.
Photos: Resolution: 4 Architecture, Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz
Industrial design elements have been successfully integrated into this brilliant loft-like home which is a former 1910 water cleaning station conversion, located in Villefranche sur Mer, a small coastal town situated along the French Riviera. This fabulous home belongs to former Belgian army pilot Philippe Tondeur, comprised of 5,400 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The property was abandoned in the early 70′s and purchased by the current owner in 1996. The massive transformation of the water station took almost 15 years to complete and its modern design was envisioned with the help of Belgian interior designer Bernadette Jacques.
The property also features a detached guest apartment of 700 square feet with one bedroom and one bathroom, a five car garage, swimming pool, spacious hot tub that faces a natural harbor and an indoor 45 foot tall water tank that is dispersed over three levels. Each of the interiors is defined by elegance and space, making a walk through the residence resemble a gallery tour. The preserved industrial elements (giant pipes, exposed beams and various machines) seem like precious artifacts in an exhibition space. The living room is by far the most spectacular interior of the property with its comfortable set of sofas surrounded by giant windows and preserved parts of the former water cleaning station.