The lower levels of the holiday home consist of an open plan living area with the kitchen and dining space on one end and a lovely bedroom on the other flank that opens up towards the courtyard outside. Twin stairs connect the ground floor with the top level that houses three other bedrooms and bathrooms along with the family room and a small stove section. A perfect escape that glorifies the charm of adaptive reuse!
Designed by Mckimm the house boasts a structure and a stripped-down interior that are both defined by concrete and steel. Yet the clever use of American oak along with other materials such as marble and stone give the home an intriguing and inviting ambiance.
In a city where a 300-square-foot hotel room would be considered spacious this 2000-square-foot loft on Bowery is like a dream come true and is surprisingly about the same price per night as a room at a nice nearby hotel. With its 14-foot-high ceilings hand-selected art and a great room featuring a chef’s kitchen the only problem is that you might end up spending more time staying in than out on the town.
The top floor contains several bedrooms along with the master suite that combines unassuming design with a cozy ambiance. With a small private backyard a cool balcony providing a wonderful relaxation zone a home office and a media room the remodeled house makes wonderful use of available space.
A major part of the charming renovation involved the complete makeover of the rear of the warehouse which saw the removal of an existing shed to clear out some space for a private courtyard. This space not only offers a small quiet retreat for the residents but also enlivens the ground floor study by bringing in a flood of natural light.