This is a Tribeca Loft Renovation we worked on in NYC. It is a 4,000 square foot loft with a mezzanine level currently for sale, listed at 7.65 million dollars. The loft is located on North Moore street in Tribeca.
As an architect in New York, I love working on loft renovations. I was very excited when Bahar owner of Bahar Kural Development asked me to look at this project. It is a really special space with very tall ceilings and a mezzanine overlooking the living room. It has great arched windows with an awesome view.
White Loft Design
This is generally an all white loft. The majority of the paint colors are either white, off white, or very light grey. Most of the materials are white or light colors for example white marble or light wood floors. A white loft apartment such as this gives off a very pristine feel, it’s clean and elegant.
White On White Loft Interiors
The loft has a wood burning fireplace that you can see in the picture below. The white marble against the white great room is a simple minimalist touch where the marble veining provide texture and detail. The loft is generally very subtle and minimal but the owner added a lot of colorful furniture and photography to add her own touch of vibrancy to the loft apartment.
The floors are a very desaturated light color to go with the white on white feel of the loft.
In New York the term loft is used to describe a residence in a building that was original commercial, manufacturing, or a warehouse. Some lofts have a mezzanine such as this one which is an elevated level that does not extend the entire floor area. This loft has a mezzanine level with a few rooms.
Mezzanine Sliding Translucent Panels
We added translucent sliding doors to the mezzanine level to make it possible to be open or closed while still bringing in light.
Loft Kitchen Design
The kitchen is open, minimal, and white.
Modern Loft Bathroom Design
The bathroom has a sculptural freestanding tub. A freestanding tub can give a bathroom a real luxurious feel if the bathroom has the space for it.
Modern Loft Details and Moments
Simple modern details can really enhance a space. Here you can see some wall niches with plants that bring a pop of color and life to an otherwise white hallway.
The most important thing to know about the history of New York City lofts is that they were originally commercial, manufacturing, and warehouse buildings that were converted to residential use. It is therefore incredibly appropriate to have some industrial details included in a loft design.
This picture below is of a steel handrail in the all white stair to the mezzanine level. The raw steel is a great throwback to the industrial origins of the loft and goes well with the all white staircase.
This is a sitting nook which creates a real cozy moment in the large loft. It adds a space to sit but also creates a bit of contrast in scale to the high ceilings and wide open living room.
For Sale – 7.65 Million
This loft is currently for sale at 7.65 million dollars. If you are interested in checking out the listing, you can see the StreetEasy link here: 35 North Moore 6A For Sale.
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 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.