Situated in the much sought-after Meatpacking District of Manhattan, Leone Design Studio of Brooklyn was faced with the task of creating a family-friendly modern dream home derived from a challenging floorplan.
The clients who are both in the fashion industry, were seeking interiors with a modern vibe which were conducive to both entertaining and comfortable living with their two young boys. The result: The Meatpacking Loft, a sleek, airy space with warm wood elements including contemporary storage collections of bespoke millwork. The renovation encompassed a vast area including living room, dining room, kitchen, den, master suite, children’s bedroom, bathroom and den.
The living area is a light-filled space bathed in soothing hues of cream, beige and brown, including the pale wood flooring throughout. Windows are plentiful, typically a rarity in Manhattan spaces, but this particular dwelling possess sunny exposure which contributes to the open feel of the room. The wall of custom built-ins spans the height of the ceiling and blends well with the design. It features an interesting and compact fireplace within the lower level of the woodwork. Incredible exposed rustic ceiling beams, likely from the original structure, as well as new dark wood columns, create a striking visual division between the living room and dining area.
A round dining table relaxes the space which leads to a geometric central wall and breakfast bar overlooking the main kitchen area. The grey, wood-grain cabinetry is seamless with the wall space and features an alcove housing a stainless commercial stove. White marble countertops add light to the space, as does the recessed uplighting between the wood trim and white walls.
Yet another bonus to the quintessential Manhattan apartment is a den. In this amazing home, the office is lounge-like with a contemporary sofa, chairs and coffee table. Desk and cabinets were cleverly built in to maximize square footage, while a bright red chair surprises in this otherwise neutral work-live zone
The children’s bedroom is reached by a brief flight of cantilevered stairs. It follows the minimalism aesthetic of the rest of the house yet manages to induce a cozy vibe where the boys can play and have fun. Painted white “game trophies” adorn one wall, while the other is clad in preppy plaid which contrasts the contemporary modular bunk beds and desk well. Cherry red seating pops, as does an opaque white globe lighting fixture, both creating fresh whimsy.
The master bedroom carries the muted greys of the rest of the home with contemporary furnishings and smooth white customized wall units which forge a striking accent. The bath is sheathed in natural grey stone and clean white vanities bringing forth a spa-like essence.
The Meatpacking Loft by Leone Design Studio exemplifies the modern urban dream home that so many live to covet.