This luxurious apartment is situated in a 6-year old boutique building that offers a modern European design sensibility in the heart of Hudson Square, just steps away from the vibrancy of Soho and Tribeca, New York. Residents and guests enter through iron gates into a zen-inspired private courtyard. This loft-like apartment boasts 1,863 square feet of living space on the 8th floor with three bedrooms and two full baths and an over-sized storage/laundry room.
The spacious living/dining room contains floor-to-ceiling glass windows and high ceilings, and features a stunning, hand-applied floor-to-ceiling, edge-to-edge wall of silver leaf and an extraordinary bronze surround for the elevator entrance. Solid walnut wide-planking flooring has been ebonized for a modern counterpoint to the luxurious finishes. Custom linear diffusers replace standard air conditioning vents with a sleek architectural detail.
The kitchen features high gloss cabinets, state of the art appliances and brushed stainless steel countertops. The intelligent layout affords a whole western wing to the master bedroom, accessible through a hidden door of silver leaf. The en-suite master bathroom is light-filled with a Duravit soaking tub enclosed in Pietra Sienna stone and a separate walk-in, glass enclosed shower with a river rock floor. There are two bedrooms on the eastern wing. Adjacent to the second bedroom is the oversized laundry/storage room. A second full bath with walk-in shower is located on the eastern corridor.
This incredible apartment is listed for sale at $3,450,000, from here.
David Howell Design brings us this incredible apartment located in the Sugar Warehouse building in Tribeca, New York. The first action the design team took was to reclaim some classic loft elements that had been obscured. Exterior brick was exposed and the grand height was accentuated. A key component was a generously large kitchen for the chef owner. Additionally the master bathroom was pulled from the small-scale interior of the apartment into the prime space with high ceilings. With small windows in the massive brick facade, natural light was limited. New lighting throughout helped to supplement the limited daytime sun while creating a warm inviting setting at night.
This fabulous TriBeCa, New York loft was designed by Dirk Denison Architects in collaboration with Sara Story Design. The client, a bachelor with an art aficionado, has great taste, an open mind and a great sense of humor. The loft is located on the top level of a former warehouse from 1930. When the unit was purchased, it had been long occupied by a renter and was in desperate need of a transformation. To make the full extent of the 2,300 square feet visible from the entryway, the entire space was gutted. All surfaces were covered with some luster in order to capture as much sunlight as possible, since the apartment has windows only on the ends. To add importance to the smallest windows in the living area, the architects added enamel-painted panels below.
Structural columns that ran down the center of the public space were painted a high-gloss black to embrace them instead of trying to minimize them. To follow the same scheme, kitchen cabinets were also lacquered black on the lower cabinets and white on the uppers. A metallic glaze can be found on the backsplash tile, and the sparkling white stone-composite counter on the large island matches the Venetian plaster on the wall, connecting the kitchen with the dining area. There is also a master suite plus a den which can be made private for guests with the help of two perpendicular sliding doors suspended from factory-style ceiling tracks. To keep the industrial feel, one of the doors was cladded in patinated zinc.
Two Italian 1970’s lounge chairs, a 1950’s daybed, French 1940’s nesting tables, and two Paul McCobb side tables gather in the living area. Its mixed-media dip tychis by William J. O’Brien.
Group Two Design’s chandelier and a brass-fronted side board in the dining area.
The furnishings are a mid-century mix, but they had to be masculine and tailored and as contemporary as the bachelor’s taste in painting and photography. The design aesthetic also had to be flexible enough to make an easy transition to a family home somewhere down the road. A neutral palette was selected to fit that bill, with contrast and variety that makes the scheme seem colorful.
In the living area hangs a drawing by Laurent Godard.
The kitchen’s stone composite counters and custom lacquered cabinetry.
The powder room’s concrete counter and integral sink (on the left). The wallpaper-lined office nook in the den contains an art book (on the right).
In the den, a bench by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong sits at the edge of a rug by Inghua Ting, while a custom sofa covered in cotton velvet and wool sits beneath a painting by Trey Speegle.
A door clad in patina ted zinc slides out to partially enclose the den that features Alvar Aalto’s pendant fixtures.
A Paul Frankl dresser in the master bedroom.
Stone-composite flooring in the guest bathroom.
A vintage tank appears to support the sink in the guest bathroom.
Lamps by Tahir Mahmood and vintage lacquered tables flank the bedroom’s custom headboard, inset with Laotian silk. The photograph is by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Italian marble defines the master bathroom, which also features a photograph by Alexandre Ubeda.
Close to Hudson Square near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel, Cobblestone Lofts at 28 Laight Street is at the northern end of TriBeCa. Designed by architect David Howell, the 7-story complex, which is composed of four red-brick former late 19th Century warehouses, was converted in 2001 to 32 condominium apartments in 2001. The site had been formerly owned by Trinity Episcopal Church.
The client begun this renovation with a desire to “refinish” the floors. The scope quickly escalated into a full blown gut renovation once the full potential of the space was realized. Significant planning changes allowed to entrance to connect visually to the open loft space which is drenched in natural light. Other planning changes permitted the master bedroom and master bathroom to be enlarged with the removal of a redundant internal corridor.
Architectural features include marble slab walls, which were discovered and presented to the client quite opportunistically following a visit to a local stone supplier.
This stunning TriBeCa, New York loft has been designed by Deborah French Designs with a very eclectic, yet cohesive, mix of textures, colors, periods, and styles. Designed as her personal home, the designed has traveled extensively during her life, especially throughout Europe and Asia and therefore incorporated elements from both, as they are integral to who she is and how she has personally evolved both aesthetically and spiritually. Deborah has woven together styles from a diverse mix of history and cultures, including Italy, Morocco, India, France, China, America, Afghanistan, and Africa, creating an environment that is both warm and welcoming yet, at the same time, sophisticated and elegant. Her integration of both ‘high and low’ components within the various elements of the design is a critical factor in creating this perfect balance. No matter where one looks the eye is always pleased and the soul soothed. “Once inside, no one ever wants to leave,” she says.
This exceptional limestone loft mansion, spotted on Elliman, was built in 1862 and was just recently gut renovated to the highest standards, situated in the heart of Tribeca, New York. We originally featured this loft here, when it was for sale a year ago. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece boasts 30,000 square feet of living space, being one of the largest and most beautiful properties to ever become available downtown. Built 41feet x 109feet with six floors above grade and two floors below grade, this property has been completely renovated both structurally and cosmetically to retain the structure’s original character. The grand proportions of this building, with ceiling heights ranging from 12-17 feet, huge windows and multiple skylights bathe all areas with superb light. Brand new mechanical systems and an elevator are in place, as well as top-of-the-line appliances, fixtures and hardware.
The building features an owner’s penthouse (approx. 11,000 square feet of living space) on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors with an extraordinary, fully landscaped roofdeck and terrace (2,775 square feet). This Penthouse also comes with a private gym and half basketball court in the basement (2,650 square feet). The property generates substantial rental income from two floors of meticulously renovated rental units (2nd and 3rd floor, 4000 square feet each) that if desired can be delivered vacant, and a high end showroom on the ground/retail floor with a half basement (7,750 square feet). This is an entirely unique opportunity to purchase an elegant and classic loft building in triple mint condition that is also suitable for a condominium conversion: retain the penthouse and sell the remaining units.
This fabulous loft mansion is listed for sale at $49,500,000, from here.
While Wayne Turett of Turett Collaborative Architects had been developing feasibility studies for this site, a charming and well-loved corner of West Broadway in Tribeca, New York, the present owners asked him if he knew of any townhouses they might purchase – and a deal was made. “This building enabled us to build exactly what we were looking for – and then some,” the client noted.
Developers of multi-unit condo towers had long admired the location with its 120′ of frontage, but balked at the limitations in height and use placed on it by the city’s preservationists. The audacity of suggesting that this parcel could become a single-family house is its genius; at almost 11,000 square-feet, it is large but consistent with luxury homes elsewhere in the city. The final plan was approved by the Landmarks Commission with the requirement that TCA meticulously restore the low corner portion of the historic structure, while the less historically interesting southern portion could become a new six-story tower, detailed, fenestrated, and finished to sit comfortably and elegantly in its context.
The home features a two-car loading dock, a 50-foot indoor lap pool, indoor gym, library, screening room and offices for both owners in addition to 6 bedrooms and 11 baths. On the second floor a kitchen, dining room, living room and poolroom overlook a sunken landscaped courtyard with steps up to the larger main garden on the third floor.
Photos: Paul Warchol Photography
As spotted on ESNY, light, location, soaring ceilings and a blend of exquisitely mixed materials in a high caliber conversion of this building circa 1866 makes this the ultimate apartment in TriBeCa, New York. As one steps off the elevator that opens into the 1,816 square foot two bedroom, two and a half bath duplex unit, you’ll find ceilings up to 18 feet, a floating staircase, heated 8 inch plank floors, glass paneling and a gas fireplace in the skylit living room flanked by two decked terraces, one with a Jacuzzi. The fully equipped designer kitchen features glass counters and cabinetry. Bathrooms feature imported Italian marble and glass, double steam rainshowers, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and custom vanities. A structural glass walkway separates the master bedroom with balcony and the guest bedroom. Channel luxurious industrial chic, defined by New York City aesthetics and style.
This fabulous duplex apartment is listed for sale at $3,000,000, from here.
Franklin Street Loft was designed by interior architecture studio Jane Kim Design in TriBeCa, New York. This 3,000 square foot loft features two guest bedrooms and a 900 square foot master suite. The early 20th-century building was once an industrial warehouse that had been previously renovated but had original industrial details covered by paint and gypsum board. The client wished to have the loft returned to its original industrial feel, stripping materials to its original state. Layers of paint were removed from the brick, gypsum board was removed from the columns and the cast iron was cleaned, which had originally been hidden. Wood joists were stripped of paint and sealed, and new random width antique oak flooring was installed.
Ceiling beams were stained and salvaged materials such as reclaimed barn wood for the counters and reclaimed marble slabs in the master bathroom were used to enhance the industrial feel of the space. The trapezoid shaped plan creates an exaggerated perspective as one looks through the main living space to the kitchen. The ceilings and columns are stripped to bring the industrial space back to its most elemental state. The blackened steel canopy and blackened steel doors were designed to complement the raw wood and wrought iron columns of the stripped space.
The canopy over the kitchen was designed to reference the existing steel awnings found in the neighborhood, defining the kitchen space in the open floor plan.
The dining table is a reclaimed piece of industrial machinery with a piece of glass on it, from here.
The stools are vintage Toledo stools.
The brick wall is part of the original industrial building; the reclaimed wood shelving is left open to highlight the brick.
The theme of using outdoor street architecture inside the loft carries through to the master bedroom, where the hanging globe pendants recall vintage street lamp design.
The frosted wire glass is used as a privacy screen for the master bedroom and to give an interesting shadow and texture, as well as to filter in natural light.
The bed was made from the same reclaimed wood used in the kitchen.
The doors to the bathroom are custom designed and the Mercer Bathtub and the sink is available from here.
The master bath shower is lined with reclaimed marble slabs found here.
The mirror was found at an architectural salvage store. Custom copper panels were added to match on top and bottom so it would look like the whole wall was made of copper.
Photos: Eduard Hueber/archphoto
This “townhouse in the sky” is a huge five-floor penthouse condo with expansive views and ample outdoor space perched on the roof of a nineteenth-century TriBeCa, New York building. Renovation of the warehouse that once housed ammunition for the Remington Arms Company and, later, champagne bottles for G.H. Mumm Company, was by architect Andrea Ballerini. The 10,911 square foot property was purchased for $13.5 million in 2001 by Edward Bazinet, who’s worth more than $100 million after retiring from the ceramic collectibles business he founded. The residence features seven bedrooms, fours bathrooms, three half bathrooms, library, media room/home theatre, Jacuzzi room, three large terraces, a fabulous roof garden, full floor master suite, 1,000 bottle wine cellar, rooftop gym and private elevator to connect floors.
An extensive renovation was done to the home back in 2001, with the addition of the fifth floor which currently houses a gym, wet bar, bathroom and separate terrace. Showcasing the client’s art was paramount to the design of this spectacular penthouse. Art works includes a three-story blue LED word displace near the staircase by Jenny Holzer, a 700-piece Dale Chihuly blown glass chandelier above the dining table, a Gerhard Richter painting that was recessed into the living room wall and a life-size Eric Fischl sculpture that lurks in the doorway on one side of the master bath.
This beyond incredible penthouse has been listed on the market for a staggering $28 million, from here.
A 24-foot window stretches two stories, letting natural light flood in to illuminate the Dale Chihuly chandelier, a Jason Brooks painting, and a 1,300-pound Antony Gormley sculpture that cantilevers from the wall. The wall beams had to be reinforced.
The massive steel fireplace wall features logs stacked on one side for purely decorative use; wood for burning is tucked away on the non-visible side.
Architect Andrea Ballerini designed this steel, glass, and plaster staircase; the steel is one piece and had to be craned in.
On the left: A greenhouse/solarium, with a Rita Jordens fountain, a nineteenth-century Italian bronze statue of Mercury by an unknown artist and a skull made from matches by artist David Mach.
On the right: The bath is two rooms joined by a marble shower; the floors are warmed by radiant heat. French doors (not seen) lead to the terrace.
The Jacuzzi room, with a chrome tub and Bisazza tile portrait of Napoleon on the wall. The clients customized the design so that the tiles became lighter toward the window.