Situated in the heart of Manhattan’s historic Tribeca, the design of this 1500 square foot single-family loft embraced the urban issue of density at a smaller scale. The design team at BSDB quickly realized that in order to maximize the unit’s occupiable space, the layout would have to focus on the spatial relationship between light and surface materiality.
Employing a variety of finishes throughout the loft to distinguish each of its distinct programs, the scheme was ultimately unified by the intrinsic characteristics of the materials. Rich maple cabinetry and thick slabs of Carrara marble and travertine were installed in the main living spaces to engage the warm northern light. Moroccan marble floor tiles were applied in both bathrooms alongside custom white millwork and frosted glass windows, allowing soft light to flood both spaces.
By thoughtfully engaging the relationships between spaces, materials, and lighting, the renovation effectively activated every inch of square footage in the loft space.
Photographs by Nick Belton