The 1100 square foot loft is situated on the second floor of a turn of the twentieth century light industrial loft building in Manhattan?s Flower District. Five large windows run along the south wall of the loft, these windows were replaced to provide adequate sound insulation from the busy street below. The loft had recently been renovated but the design failed to exploit the generous volume and copious natural light in the space. The existing kitchen was clean and simple and of acceptable design, but too open to the entrance to the loft. The existing bathroom was cramped and ugly. Large frosted glass doors on barn door hardware separated the bedroom and a study from the main loft area, the doors while being visually interesting, failed to provide any sound or light control and so did not suit the clients lifestyle. The new design introduced a wall that separating the entrance area from the kitchen, but left a generous opening into the dining area, the washer and drier were relocated from the bathroom into the kitchen providing additional counter space. The study was opened up into the loft living space and with the introduction of a large walnut bookcase was made into a library alcove. The drop ceiling and the south wall of the bathroom were removed. A large and deep handmade Japanese style tub with duel shower heads was built dividing the bathroom from the new library area. From the top of the tub to the 11 foot high ceiling a panel of etched glass was installed. This meant that the bathroom was flooded with natural light and the sensual forms of people bathing are visible but not obvious from the library alcove.The bed room required privacy from the rest of the loft. It was conceived as a sleeping cabin, with a large floor to ceiling walnut closets dividing it from the living space. The wall of storage provided a silent sleeping space and black out shades behind the curtains ensured an undisturbed sleeping environment.Additional storage was provided by a large walk in closet near the front door, this along with an existing cast iron column defines the entrance area of the loft. The existing floors were refinished in a rich antique walnut stain, through out the loft. The floor of the bathroom was tiled in Italian limestone and the walls are polished plaster.