Background: The project began as a single loft conversion. It inadvertently expanded into its final form as a twin loft. The client had originally hired us to redesign an existing 1600 sf live-work loft. As the original project was ready for permit application at the city, the client managed to purchase the loft next door. That began a revisit to the entire scope. The process restarted with a new brief. The revised area was twice the original, as were the area program needs. The design goal had switched from the original needs of a single occupant into a larger interconnected space that could accommodate a new and growing family.
Design Approach: One half became the “live” portion, the other for entertainment and guests. A floating ceiling worked as ribbon connector A 'quarry' wall shelf to speak to all the heavy original concrete walls, columns and piers millwork Utilizing corridor connectors and dead zones as ‘habitable’ display Redestribution of living spaces into fewer, larger areas Premium vendors and finishes. Kitchen systems (Bontempi) and finishes (Porcelanosa), in addition to wide plank flooring and two big custom millwork fabrications.
Data: Downtown Area: 3,200 (Two units converted to one). Cost: Unavailable. Diligence: All city permits, HOA approval, engineering as required. Project Team: Design: CHACOL, Inc. (Apurva, Chinmaya, Principals) General Contractor: Taz Construction. (Alex Taslimi) Millwork: David Friedman Photography: Edward Duarte