West Village Loft

Gut Renovation

About The Project

A young financier bachelor who spends his workweek in Connecticut and his weekends in New York City, has what we call a reverse commute. While some head to the country for their Saturdays, he has made his apartment in Greenwich Village—just one block off Washington Square Park—a weekend retreat and a place to entertain.

Built in 1920, the space is a duplex loft boasting an abundance of natural light.

The unit was originally three bedrooms, but opened up the first floor into one large space and converted the second bedroom upstairs into an office.

What We Did

The most challenging aspect of the renovation was the kitchen renovation.

Aesthetically, the client wanted a space that was masculine, traditional, and eclectic, but keeping with the original industrial envelope.

To achieve that objective, we designed custom shaker style cabinets with professional appliances from Viking and Sub Zero. We paired this with a Caesarstone countertop and herringbone tile from Ann Sacks.

We added a wine cooler and beverage refrigerators to provide extra storage capacity and convenience while entertaining.

To keep the kitchen smells where they belong (outside of the house), we vented the hood to the outside.

We wanted to pay homage to the industrial feel of the building and added in black iron accents seen in the cabinet hardware, shelf brackets, railing, and bar stools.

We also refinished all of the floors, gutted the kitchen, and added a stair railing and built-in fireplace benches while maintaining the integrity of the early 20th-century architecture.

 

Materials Used

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

Range: Viking

Cabinet Hardware: Classic Brass

Millwork: Custom

Lighting Controls: Lutron

 

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