For really large loft renovations, size can be its own problem. This apartment’s huge footprint (5,000 square feet) left a big, dark center far from the perimeter windows.
We fixed this by pushing the habitable rooms to the windows and conversely packing the middle with storage. Then we ran a ring of circulation between the two zones.
Instead of side walls, the family room has giant etched glass panels that pocket away to clear a path for a kids’ zip line. For the adults, there’s a sound-proof music room, a climate-controlled wine room, and clean modern detailing.
Location Chelsea, Manhattan
Size 5,000 s.f.
Year Complete 2006
General Contractor CN Renovation
MEP Engineer Irwin Associates
Expediter Vail Associates Architects
Photographer Catherine Tighe