Project: Greenwich Street Loft
Architects: Specht Architects
Location: Lower Manhattan, New York, USA
Photographs by: Andrea Calo
Greenwich Street Loft by Specht Architects
Specht Architects is a studio based in new York, but you already know that as their projects have made quite a few appearances on our site already, the latest being their Sundial House project in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Their vision of creating timeless, elegant buildings that are a reflection of the environment they are located in has once again put this studio’s work in our spotlight.
This time we are sharing details of Specht’s latest project – the Greenwich Street Loft in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. This project is a renovation of an industrial loft in an old industrial building built in the 1920’s as a printing plant.
Light was a primary issue with this renovation of an industrial loft space in Lower Manhattan. We maintained much of the open “workshop floor” character of the space, while creating a bright and comfortable kitchen, entry hall, and bedroom adjacent to the large living and dining areas. A simple palette of bone-white ash wood paneling and white plaster walls carry the light from the perimeter windows deep into the space.
The detailing of the space complemented the original industrial nature of the building and reflected the owner’s love of mid-century modern furniture and art. Vertical battens line the entry hall and conceal hidden doors to a powder room and a laundry room. The original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door were maintained and highlighted. A new fireplace has built-in wood storage, as well as niches for art. The home feels comfortable and livable, while remaining true to its history.