Penthouse Loft

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penthouse loft

This project required the significant alteration of the top floor of a nineteenth century loft building in lower Manhattan. An existing wood frame roof was removed and a two story 7,200 SF addition was added. The major volume, a two-story living/dining space behind the existing marble facade, connects the two levels spatially. The organization of the plan attempts to recreate some of the hierarchies of private and public domestic space associated with the better prewar residential buildings in Manhattan. The detailing – the extensive use of paneling, for example – is reminiscent of the work of architects such as Jean Michel Frank, Adolf Loos, and Bruno Paul.