The project includes designing a 40,000 sqft residential building consisting of 12 high-end Lofts ranging from 1800 sqft to 3000 sqft, some with duplex layout, and outdoor spaces. The building is located in Tribeca; one of the most trendy districts in New York City.
This project took advantage of a 5 story 19th Century brick building on site by maintaining its shell and building an entirely new super structure within. The new structure raises 7 additional floors above the height of the existing shell. Most of the lofts feature private terraces. They enjoy eat-in kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, fireplaces, year-round central air conditioning and private locker rooms.
Chelsea Atelier Architects were selected to design the interiors of all residential units, as well as the building’s lobby, kid’s room, gym, and other common spaces within the building.
Design intentions were to infuse a sense of tranquility and comfort with functionality. This was particularly challenging because the design team worked with layouts meant to have a broad appeal due to the speculative nature of the development. Materials became very important. The result was to create variations from a minimal selection of materials.
The kitchens were designed around open loft layouts and equipped with white glossy finished European custom cabinets. The contrasting large dark stone slab countertops wrap around the cabinets and provide large continuous work surfaces for food preparation and serious cooking. All kitchens include professional style stainless steel appliances and provide functional, ample storage spaces.
In all bathrooms large slabs of stone become centerpieces. In master bathrooms, rather than utilizing standard size tiles, the team chose to cover the floors with 2’ x 4’ large format slabs and the walls with 2’ x 2’ cut granite stone and calacatta marble. Full mirrors enhance the visual quality of the bathroom spaces while heated floors and towel racks warm them. Other various materials and features include white glossy finished European custom vanities, glass tiles, and custom built medicine cabinets with soft bamboo interiors.