NYC Loft renovation
Located in a historic downtown New York building, this loft has a challenging long and narrow shape, and the clients had a complex set of requirements: Both husband and wife work from home, they frequently entertain large groups, and they often have overnight guests. In addition to the kitchen, dining room, living room and master suite, the program included his and her offices, a den, a guestroom, a sitting/TV room, a second guest space, and space for a large book collection. The challenge was to accommodate all these functions within the tight 2,200-square-foot space. Finding room for the book collection was solved by designing a “double loaded” bookshelf system that can be accessed from both sides. The books are lit with under-shelf, recessed linear lighting. A small den, which is equipped with a home theater system, is enclosed in glass, with glass sliding doors that allow private TV and movie watching.