Chelsea Loft Combination

By combining two Chelsea lofts, the New York designers scored a full-floor apartment with a private elevator foyer.  The owners’ terrific art collection begged for a gallery setting.  To that end, the architects designed vast display spaces, flexible lighting, and room for large gatherings.  What’s more, all with no compromise to living spaces.  By enlarging windows and veiling rooms with translucent barn doors, they pushed daylight deep into the heart of the loft.  As a result, the views north and south are eye popping, and the kids get ample play space.  All the crisply detailed insertions play against the exposed industrial shell.

photos: Catherine Tighe