Manhattan Micro-Loft Design by Specht Harpman

Manhattan Micro-Loft Design by Specht Harpman

This apartment was probably the most unusual residential restoration projects we have you been associated with. Situated towards the top of a brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the footprint would be a small 425 sq ft, however the space extended up and down for roughly 25 ft, coupled with use of a roof terrace. Because it been around, the arrangement am awkward there wasn’t a reasonable place to discover a mattress or perhaps a couch.

Our solution produced four separate “living platforms” placed inside the space that offer room for the necessities but still permit the apartment to feel open and lightweight-filled. The cheapest level is definitely an entry and kitchen space, along with a couple of steps up may be the primary living space. Over the living space is really a cantilevered mattress pavilion that projects out in to the primary space, supported on steel beams. Your final stair leads up to and including roof garden. All of the spaces flow into each other and the thought of distinct “rooms” is dissolved actually, the only real door inside the space may be the one in to the bathroom.

Manhattan Micro-Loft Design by Specht Harpman

Because of the tiny size the apartment, every inch of space is used. Stairs aren’t basically for circulaton with the apartment, but feature built-kept in storage cabinetry and drawers below. The primary bath and shower, actually, will also be built underneath the primary staircase. Your kitchen featured fully hidden home appliances, switch at any height storage models for simple access, along with a counter top that systems in to the primary living area, being a virtual “hearth” with built-in entertainment system. You will find no traditional closets within the entire apartment.

Photography: Taggart Sorensen – Architect: Specht Harpman

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