This project consisted of an architectural and mechanical fit-out of a 1,660 sq ft raw loft space in the Greenwich Street Project, a residential conversion of a 19th Century warehouse building on the western edge of SOHO.
Our design called for the installation of a museum quality interior with careful detailing and a thoughtful material selection that would retain the character and scale of the original space. Our desire to work within the existing timber structure dating from the late 19th Century with detailing requiring minimal construction tolerances was fundamental to this effort.
The individual living spaces are defined by a series of full-height partitions of different dimensions and materials that run perpendicular to the 40’ wall of west facing windows along Greenwich Street. In an effort to maximize natural access to daylight, the east-west orientation of the full-height walls insured that the abundant western light could penetrate the full depth of the space unobstructed. This idea was developed further in the separation of the main living space from the master bedroom. The full-height partition, in this case a custom walnut cabinet wall, is pulled away from the adjacent closet walls to allow light to penetrate into the kitchen area through a low-iron glass infill panel. As a result, natural light surrounds the cabinet wall and expands the perceived limits of the main living area.
Extra tall pivot and sliding frameless doors extend from floor to ceiling to subtly suggest the limits of each room and maintain the continuity of space and light from room to room.
The large kitchen area layered in front of the service area, is only subtly separated from the main living space by a floating island with a 10’ long 3cm Cararra top, and features an 8’ tall pantry wall. The custom made cabinets are finished in white high-gloss lacquer and have integral reveal pulls.
The master bathroom, general bath/laundry room and mechanical space are located along the interior wall to consolidate services and wet walls. The bathroom interior walls and floors are clad in custom cut Pietra Cardosa tile with honed finish. Vanities in each bathroom are floating white lacquer cabinets with 3cm Cararra Gioia joint-less tops with honed finish.
In order to supplement the recessed fin tube heating system provided by the base building, the design discretely integrated an innovative high-velocity HVAC system, utilizing 2” flexible ductwork to preserve ceiling height.
GREENWICH ST LOFT
Name: Greenwich St. Loft
Design Architect: Zerafa Studio LLC
Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Adam Felchner
Size: 1,660 sq ft