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The soaring ceilings of a former artist's studio redefined through a playful arrangement of discreet volumes is transformed into a family home and penthouse with commanding city and river views.

The penthouse loft is situated within a converted warehouse in Tribeca. The sheer volume of the space allowed us to explore how discrete objects within a space can help define the larger volume. Private functions (a guest bedroom, secondary bedroom with two bathrooms, and the master bathroom and master closet) are located inside three distinct volumes or cores within the context of the larger space. A two story glass and steel wall allows light to flood into the loft from the south, while defining the master bedroom suite in its own separate wing. Living, kitchen, dining, and circulation occur in the interstitial spaces between the cores.

Taking advantage of the gracious ceiling height, the three privacy cores stop short of the ceiling to create utility in the spaces above them for storage and generous home office space. These upper spaces are encircled by frosted glass guardrails allowing walls below to blend seamlessly with the glass above. A bridge composed entirely of clear glass beams and rails spans the loft’s main entry.

The custom steel and oak tread stair leads to a glass and steel pavilion and 1,500 s.f. of landscaped exterior terrace, complete with an outdoor kitchen, living area, dining area, and lounge. Both the interior and exterior spaces create a truly unique living experience in the heart of lower Manhattan.

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