A true collaborative effort by Design Development NYC, architecture firm wUNDERground and Damon Liss Design, the Eco-Friendly Meatpacking District Loft is a 3,600 square foot space which has been entirely transformed from two separate lofts sitting one floor apart. Now a two-level modern dream home, this duplex provides plentiful space, bright light and functionality for the young family of five living there.
Downstairs, the main living area encompasses a shared living room and dining room, playroom and sizable eat-in kitchen. Upstairs the master suite, children’s bedrooms, workspace and laundry room can be found.
Furnishings are mid-century modern and include remarkable custom millwork. Hues are neutral, yet not boring with cheery colors like golden yellow, primary red and shades of blue appearing here and there. Interestingly, much of the lighting is circular, creating a freeform, airy ambiance. A warm, family home, these casual interiors are welcoming and comfortable with abundant storage for kid-oriented toys and equipment. One particular design element which caught my eye are the sliding pocket doors placed throughout the dwelling, allowing for privacy–a must-have with lovely little children!
Aside from using sustainable materials, an entire clean air- and water-filtration system was implemented. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature speciality sound-proof and thermal glass, while casting plentiful daylight into these spaces. Recycled denim insulation was also utilized for efficiency and noise-reduction purposes.
The kitchen is large for what is typically seen in Manhattan, boasting a marble countertop and backsplash with streamlined white and wood cabinetry and stacked wall ovens. The round marble-top dining table with sunflower-gold metal base is inviting and allows for plentiful seating for the entire family. Loving the wall of homemade “artwork” behind it!
The master suite is serene in a palette of sea blues (nice to see other-than-white walls), grey and white with a gleaming bathroom of marble tiles flanking a wooden mid-century style, double-sink vanity. Children’s rooms are sweet and uncluttered contemporary spaces, too. A central hallway acts as a work study with elongated desk, shelving, chairs and built-in reading bench with storage drawers.
The clever layout and design of this modern dream duplex is spot on for an energetic, urban family seeking balance between playtime and privacy. (via)