Reclaiming old warehouses and transforming them is nothing new, especially in New York City. What caught my eye with this project, a Tribeca loft recently completed by Andrew Franz, is the stunning roof terrace and the interaction between the interiors and the world beyond.??Importantly, the character of the existing warehouse has been retained and interwoven within the narrative of the new design. Bespoke joinery, paired back and elegant furniture together with rich materials and soft fabrics give the loft a comfortable and liveable atmosphere. ??The connection between the entertaining areas indoors and the new roof terrace became paramount in the redesign and was successfully achieved with the addition of a mezzanine courtyard that essentially acts and a bridge between the two areas – floating between the two levels, neither inside nor out. ??Apart from the stunning use of space, there is one simple feature I absolutely LOVE: the staircase. Namely the timber platform that receives the staircase at the bottom. I really cannot stand staircases that run straight into the floor without a formal conclusion, so to see this small detail makes me very happy. ??We see a lot of warehouse conversions at Design Addicts, so it is refreshing to see a design approached from a slightly different angle and with some interesting design solutions.
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy
Photography: Albert Vecerka