Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BEAUTY: Interior Design--Crosby Street Loft by David Howell and Melissa Pinto

Architect David Howell and interior designer Melissa Pinto are resopnsible for this marvelous loft in New York City. What strikes me right about this loft is how the pair managed to avoid the usual loft clichés by eschewing the "recycled industrial" look, which, don't get me wrong, can be nice. But Howell and Pinto played more with a sense of turn-of-the-century New York City Beaux Arts seen through a modern lens: I love how the dark wood paneling, fluted columns, and furnishings give the loft a feeling of luxury that most modern lofts do not have. And of course I love the Heath Ceramic tiles (previously here) in the main bathroom.

From the website description of the project:
"The Crosby street loft building is located on a cobblestone block in the Soho Cast Iron Historic District. Built in 1882, it was formerly a department store, and converted in 2001 to a 10-unit loft condominium. Our renovation of a second floor loft retains and celebrates many of the original details, including generous, open spaces, 14 foot plus ceiling heights, Corinthian-style columns, and a continuous 120 foot exposed brick wall with integrated archways. The design was a collaborative process, integrating elements discovered on the client’s world travels. Design features include a 12 foot tall glass lounge, two fireplaces, Control4 smart home system, a stone, cold-rolled steel and custom walnut cabinet kitchen and living room, and a luxurious master suite reminiscent of a 5-star hotel."

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