Collection by Diana Budds

A Creative Staircase for a Compact NYC Loft


For a renovation in New York's Greenwich Village, Sarah Zames and her team at General Assembly created a custom ship-ladder staircase and gourmet eat-in kitchen.

In New York City, Sarah Zames of General Assembly renovated a Greenwich Village loft originally constructed in 1868.
Here's a before shot of the apartment.
Zames reconfigured the apartment to improve circulation and open some of the confined rooms.
Walnut veneers cover the kitchen cabinets and select appliances, like the 18" Bosch 800 Series dishwasher and 24"...
Confronted with limited space to build the staircase needed to access the living area and bedroom on the second level,...
"By creating a series of cubes that could be put together with a limited kit of parts, we minimized wasted material and...
The storage cubbies a hold the residents' books. Zames used walnut veneered plywood to build the staircase.
Here's a detail of the steps.
For more on General Assembly's work, read our story on a Brooklyn loft renovation.