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A Renovated Loft in SoHo

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Confronted with an historic loft in New York's SoHo district in need of an update, architects Bronwyn Breitner and Luigi Ciaccia executed a gut renovation to introduce more natural light throughout the interior while honoring the original character of the former industrial space. Though the loft was close to 2,300 square feet, the long and narrow footprint—23 feet by 100 feet—was a challenge. "By punching holes in walls and aligning site lines with the windows, we were able to create privacy to meet the clients' needs while also providing a sense of light and expansion from the common areas," says Breitner, co-founder of the firm 590BC. We detail the design moves in the following slideshow.

The residence is located on Crosby Street, which is part of the landmarked SoHo Cast Iron Historic District. Once a…
The living room, dining area, and kitchen are connected, which helps light permeate the space. Photo by Frank Oudeman.
The brick wall adjacent to the custom dining table by Brooklyn-based Uhuru Design is original to the structure. 590BC…
BDDW's Captain's mirror hangs above a Restoration Hardware console. Like the brick walls, the wood column is original…
The residents love to entertain and cook, so 590BC worked to create a kitchen that was functional and aesthetically…
590BC got creative with lighting solutions for the space. The firm advises varying the light sources and details to…
In the bedroom, an open closet with built-in shelving leads to the master bathroom. Thinking of all the loft's…
White Thassos floor and wall tile from thassos.com lines the bathroom surfaces. The vanity is custom, the sink and…
Breitner advises playing with proportion when renovating long, narrow interiors. "It's not always better to open the…
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