After: Spears Building Loft living area

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Raj and Watts extended the fireplace column to the ceiling to highlight the room’s expansive scale, and had it coated in concrete plaster. It was important to retain the wood-burning fireplace—a rarity in the city—but "we wanted to re-clad it in a material that also spoke to the industrial past of the building," says Raj.