The Gramercy Loft channels the building’s Nineteenth Century charm by highlighting its historical details within an expansive, modern design. Amidst New York City’s desirable neighborhood, the space parlays the noteworthy Gramercy Park nearby through conscience-driven spaces. The voluminous high ceilings and open floor plan lends itself to covetable flexibility in Manhattan while maintaining the integrity of the building’s architectural identity.
The preservation of the cast iron columns was a fundamental design element manifested in the architectural structure. MdeAS in collaboration with Todd Rechler restored its original grand steel windows awarding the twelve-foot loft a harmonious composition between the past and present. A consistent detail throughout the loft, the metalwork reflects the industrial structure of modern architecture also featured in the glass enclosed, steel-frame wine cellar.
At the forefront of design was the allocation of light and space. The central kitchen light mimics the abundant natural light outside, and its silhouette echoes the grand island below to create a synergetic flow throughout the kitchen. Its white glass cabinet panels and rich Corbata Negro countertops embraces the kitchen, marking the heart and light of the space.
The carefully selected material palette embraces the warmth and welcoming feeling iconic to its neighborhood. The signature pattern of the Black Limba wood frames the living and dining rooms while the usage of Flat Sawn Teak and Oak Vulcano Medium wood contemplatively carve the more secluded thresholds of the loft- the bedrooms. Flexibility in design allows for versatility of use within the common living space. Within minutes, the moveable Black Limba wood wall reveals an entertainment system creating a coveted room of leisure and activity.
Through the preservation of historical details, allocation of light and space, and a distinct material selection, the Gramercy Loft conveys an architectural identity rooted in prolonging its design integrity.