From Margaret Everton on July 23, 2010 in
When the owners of a loft in New York‘s trendy Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood decided to transform a floor of what used to be an industrial building into their new home, they weren’t interested in a total overhaul. Instead, they enlisted the help of Revolution: 4 Architecture to work within the existing space. The goal: keep the original awesomeness intact.
Since the sprawling space was primarily open without any dividing walls or partitions, architects went to work finding ways to separate the private and public areas of the loft. One of the solutions was to add a series of large sliding doors that could be open or closed to block off bedrooms.
With ample room for entertaining, the kitchen was given an extended bar with white lacquer cabinets. The existing concrete was kept throughout the loft but painted for an added effect. Rugs provide a touch of warmth in an otherwise tough looking environment.
The bedroom is now positioned behind a thick dividing wall but, remains relatively open. A bank of windows next to the bed gives views of the city and beautiful natural light.
Not everyone could feel at home living in an industrial building-turned-loft, but for this couple, an art critic and film editor, these creative surroundings seem to work just fine.