The project involved a complete renovation of a two-bedroom, two bathroom loft unit in a landmarked Tribeca building dating from the late 19th century, for a client who works in finance, is involved in the preservation of McKim Mead White's IRT Powerhouse, and is an avid art collector. Period architectural details such as cast iron columns and crown moulding were retained, along with exposed building utilities that speak to the loft's industrial heritage, while state-of-the-art audio, visual, and lighting technology were incorporated to provide a contemporary design for living, working, and entertaining surrounded by gallery-quality wall space. The primarily monochrome palette is enlivened through juxtaposition of smooth and textured material surfaces - opal hickory wood flooring, basaltina stone tile, Corian, and back-painted glass. Perimeter shelving, in a select grade walnut, extending below the sill of the nearly 8' tall windows throughout offers a material counterpoint and an organizing datum. Open floor space was maintained through the select introduction of custom millwork and the construction of a concealed mezzanine level storage space.