Before & After: A Classic NYC Loft Ditches Its ’90s Look for Refined Minimalism

This West Chelsea loft shines with a pared-back palette of bleached walnut and exposed brick.

When architects Ravi Raj and Evan Watts toured this West Chelsea property with their clients prior to purchase, the group was struck by the home’s defining features. "We immediately knew it was just an incredible space, and that it had amazing bones," says Watts, a partner at D&A Companies. Watts and Raj, who leads RARARA, formed a joint design team to help their friends, who purchased the loft in 2017.

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