In this project, our client had just purchased a loft in Chelsea and wanted to renovate. This involved reconfiguring the layout by knocking down walls and adding a new home office.
This is a loft apartment, and the owner wanted to keep it simple and elegant. We framed the office with glass doors with black metal details. In the office, we used a red accent wall for a pop of color. The apartment is almost entirely white except for the accent wall in the home office, which is visible from the open plan living and dining room. You can see more ideas for loft-style apartments on our blog post on loft apartment design ideas.
Adding an Office to a Chelsea Loft Renovation
Below you can see the red accent wall and black metal against the white walls.
Chelsea Loft Home Office Planning
In the plans below you can see the walls we removed on top and the proposed plan below. The living room was originally in the center of the loft, but we moved it to the corner to take advantage of the corner windows. We then added the new home office adjacent to the second bedroom.
In the picture below you can see the black metal and glass doors. These are a great look for a Loft or any modern apartment. Lofts have very particular characteristics, so you have to work with what you have. For more information about the details that are often seen in lofts, visit our post on the architectural characteristics of lofts.
As an architect, I study design and construction, but these are complicated and quite involved issues. Every project is different and must be assessed on its own unique characteristics. This post does not assume to cover every possible issue or condition, but rather to provide a general overview of the topic.
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This post was written by Jorge Fontan AIA a Registered Architect and owner of New York City architecture firm Fontan Architecture. Jorge Fontan has earned 3 degrees in the study of architecture including two degrees from the City University of New York and a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Jorge has a background in construction and has been practicing architecture for 15 years where he has designed renovations and new developments of various building types.