Loft conversions, despite their vast popularity, are not always done right. Sparse open spaces, a lack of character and a one size fits all policy often leaves a lot of lofts bereft of personality. However, the latest renovation from Søren Rose Studio, has reinstalled our confidence in the loft conversion.
It’s almost impossible to find a pre-war loft in Tribeca that hasn’t been completely gutted and revamped, but first and foremost, Soren Rose has succeeded in just that. The nicely sized 1,400 square-foot studio apartment hadn’t been touched for more than 50 years – which is a rarity in itself – but Soren Rose has seen the character where no one else has.
Flooded with an abundance of daylight, courtesy of wide windows on three sides and a central skylight, the Hudson Loft was a natural fit to showcase the studio’s unique take on Scandinavian modernism.
Converting the worn-down studio into a suitable apartment for a family of five was a challenge that came to down to partitioning the space in order to accommodate the family’s private quarters. The studio cleverly incorporated beautiful steel-framed sliding doors with transparent glazing to allow for privacy while still feeding light into the central areas of the apartment. Beyond its function, the doors complement the original fabric of the building – the visible steel beams and exposed brickwork – beautifully too.
The original makeup of the building is well counterbalanced by the more refined features of the loft such as the marble kitchen details, timber cupboards, stainless steel cabinets, timber floorboards and the icon art that rounds off the building’s gritty industrial heritage.
Photographer: ©Thomas Loof
If you’ve got your own loft space that you want to renovate, then check out these six easy ways to get the luxury loft look in your home.