We LOVE a good loft! Even better, a New York warehouse style loft like this one, designed by Andrew Franz Architects Pllc, in super cool Tribeca.
What is particularly striking is the sunken courtyard that is incorporated into the living space - literally bringing the outdoors smack bang into the central living areas of the property.
This sunken courtyard has a retractable glass roof, which enables the owners to access their roof garden (more on this in a minute!) and also enables the loft to benefit from natural breezes and ventilation. Can you imagine how wonderful it would appear lit up at night as well?
Converted from an old caviar warehouse built in 1884, the loft has been transformed into a stunning residence with a successful marrying of original features with modern inclusions. For example, the use of recycled timbers, and the renovation of the original brick-work, combined with custom made steel architectural features (staircase and windows for example) work beautifully to maintain the character of the building.
Of course as with all property, it is the details and accessories that add the final flourish. Custom inclusions such as the storage unit with leather handles, timber screen with bench seat, and mid-Century furniture sit comfortably within the loft. Not to mention the stand-out lighting features - how gorgeous is the bed-side light below?
The aforementioned roof garden is accessed via that retractable glass-roofed courtyard and rewards you with a breath-taking view of New York. Yes please!
Additional benefits of the roof garden are adding an insulating element to the residence, low-maintenance planting and also providing another sheltered chill-out zone for the owners.
Andrew Franz Architects primary aim is 'responsive architecture of timeless beauty. We believe that design should have a lasting impact on people, communities and the environment.' We couldn't agree more and if the Tribeca Loft is anything to go by they have certainly achieved this and more.