- Date: December, 2019
- Location: Soho, NYC
- Project Type: Residential Interior, Loft
AMALGAM was asked to design, plan and manage a gut renovation after a tragic fire gutted this building in SoHo. Starting from a truly empty floor plan and new building systems Amalgam coordinated with the building architect and management to restore this spacious loft to a livable state.
Before the renovation:
After the renovation:
When the investment property for a repeat client burned Amalgam jumped into action quickly, planning the renovation while the insurance investigation was underway. As soon as it was possible to access the site we inspected and walked through with contractors and coordinated with the building architect and managing agent along with our own DOB application for permits and managed to be the first full renovation to be completed in the building after the fire. The design approach was to honor loft style living by leaving a large free space with combined kitchen and living areas, while creating a generous master suite in the back, adding a large on suite master bath and incorporating lots of storage while leaving an open area for studio work space down the large hallway.
The efficient and elegant kitchen is achieved by contracting pure white Caesar stone for durability with rift sawn white oak cabinetry creating a clean yet sumptuous material palette. Open shelving of the same wood adds detail and allows the next resident to add their own personal character with their display pieces to the kitchen. The bathrooms combine stone and glass details along with porcelain tile to create durable, warm and modern feeling spaces.
Linear, plastered in grilles were used for the HVAC system for a sleek look and a long plastered in cove light adds drama and additional lighting options to the studio space running down the hallway to the bedrooms.
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