White, Light and Modern-Industrial: Chic Renovated Lower Manhattan Loft

White, Light and Modern-Industrial: Chic Renovated Lower Manhattan Loft

There are few cities in the world where space is as much of a premium as in New York City where there is more vertical space to explore than actual square footage. It is in such congested environment that this beautiful renovated loft in Lower Manhattan sits as its new interior combines its industrial past with modern ergonomics. The transition from the old to the new is seamless even as the original vaulted concrete ceiling, wooden beams, steel-clad fire door and other features have been carefully preserved and enhanced. Revamped and given a brighter, new lease of life by Specht Architects, the loft now feels more cheerful as it embraces a bone-white ash wood paneling and white color palette.

Renovated Greenwich Street Loft with vaulted concrete ceiling and a new design plan

The entry hall of the apartment acquires a unique look with custom vertical battens that line the walls and add textural contrast to the space. Despite its industrial backdrop and modern functionality that came in thanks to the makeover, it is the homeowner’s love for mid-century modern decor and art work that defines the small living area, dining space and kitchen. This is also expressed in the gorgeous, custom wooden cabinetry in the expansive master bedroom. Large windows, a long hallway and smart ventilation systems ensure that there are no dull corners inside this modernized NYC loft. [Photographer: Andrea Calo]

Brilliant use of colorful pendant lights in the modern industrial Manhattan loft
Large niche inside the apartment contains the space-savvy and stylish modern kitchen
Niche next to the fireplace and the window is used to store firewood
Old industrial heritage of the NYC apartment has been delightfully combined with modern touches
Original vaulted concrete ceiling and a steel-clad fire door of the revamped New York City apartment

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.

Plaster walls and a white and ash color scheme give the interior a modern makeover
Vertical battens shape the entry of the Manhattan loft
Beautiful and space-conscious way to decorate the long hallway without hampering flow of light
Fabulous custom wooden cabinets and wardrobe along with entertainment unit for the modern bedroom

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