161 HUDSON STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Built in 1900, this steel frame former warehouse in TriBeCa was converted in 2004 to a residential loft building. This project combined two existing apartments into a single, new 3,500 square foot apartment.
Two large steel sliding doors, reminiscent of old storage building fire doors, allow the open loft space to be set apart from the apartment’s private areas. The idea is a defining element throughout the apartment offering private spaces to be opened up to the loft or closed as separate spaces while also connecting the industrial history of the loft with a modern sensibility for current domestic use.
Custom-built, multi-colored wood rolling cabinetry adds a pop of playfulness and color to the combined library and playroom. The master suite is set away from the other bedrooms and common space giving it a sense of solitude. The combination of the original apartments grants two entrances to the space, the secondary entrance accesses the slate-tiled laundry room and pantry as well as stroller and bike storage.