In our second project for this client, we tackled a high-rise loft in the Hsu Architecture-designed Fifth & West Residences downtown. We previously designed a two-story bungalow for this busy family of four, and they asked us to make the loft function in a similar way. They wanted work space, cozy family space, and to reuse some of their existing furniture. Above all, they wanted impact and drama!
We defined each area with custom built-in cabinetry providing function and storage, then added warmth and whimsy via natural white oak and bold color choices. Each area was further defined with area rugs, lighting and wallpaper. The Master Bedroom was the most adventurous expression of the couple’s personalities; our directive was “rock and roll” and we ran with it! They understood what was possible by leaning into our ideas, and we are grateful they did.
This amazing client was interested in expanding their home many months after our initial work and they bought the adjacent unit that added an even more incredible view, two more bedrooms and most importantly a “speakeasy” type of game room and family space as well as an additional play and study area for the kids (both adult “kids” and actual kids). We took the full kitchen of the new new unit and clad the backsplash in brass and added bar shelves, made a custom neon sign spelling out the work LOVE and had a fantastic banquet built that even wraps the column that support the building. It as a fun and rare opportunity to really make a dramatic “play space” for some really cool people!
Photography: Andrea Calo