The design challenge for this loft located in a manufacturing building dating to the late 19th century was to update it with a more contemporary, modern design, renovate the kitchen and bath, and unify the space while respecting the building’s industrial origins. By rethinking the existing spaces and contrasting to the rough industrial shell of the building with a sleek modernistic interior, the Feinmann team fulfilled the unrealized potential of the space.
Working closely with the homeowners, sophisticated materials were chosen to complement a sleek design and completely change the way one experiences the space.
For safety, selection of a stainless steel post and handrail with stainless steel cable was installed preserving the open feel of the loft space and creating the strong connection between the loft and downstairs living space.
In the kitchen, the team’s selections created the desired contemporary look: custom cabinetry that shows off the wood grain, panelized appliances, crisp white Corian countertops, and gunmetal ceramic tiles. In the bath, a simple tub with just a sheet of glass instead of a shower curtain keeps the small bath feeling as open as possible.
Throughout, a concrete micro-topped floor with multi-color undertones reiterates the industrial origins of the building. Sleek horizontal lines add to the clean modern aesthetic. The team’s meticulous attention to detail from start to finish captured the homeowners’ desire for a look worth of Dwell magazine.
Beginning with our initial meeting, the Feinmann team really sought to understand us and our aesthetic. Rather than jumping to solutions, they worked with us to determine our issues with the space and proposed different design alternatives. Their craftsmanship is unparalleled, working with their own team, subs or outside vendors. We would, without hesitation, have them work on our home again.