Collection by Zachary Edelson

Brooklyn Loft Renovation Masters Storage with a Custom Cabinet Wall


A creative tear-down renovation exposes a loft to natural light.

Located in a former Brooklyn factory, this loft’s gracious, 12-foot ceilings had been hidden by four feet of drop ceiling. The clients—parents of a family of four—initially asked architect Alex Delaunay, founder and principal of SABO project, to simply expand the bathroom. However, as the architect revealed the condo’s more spacious potential, the clients expanded the project to a total interior tear-down and renovation. The finished design uses large glass panes at the tops of certain walls to allow sunlight to travel deep within the space. A range of new amenities, from a large system of handle-less cabinets, a new mezzanine level, and a colorful graphic treatment of the bathroom, all combine to make the project highly unique.

Located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, the original 1916 factory building was converted to rental units in the 1980s and...
The architect brought the solid walls of certain rooms down to 7’ 8”, filling the remaining 4’ 2” with glass.
In the family room, cabinets open up to create an office desk.
Gaps and openings between the handle-less, white oak shelves are functional and decorative, holding plants, books, and...
The careful coordination of color continues in the kitchen, where the gray and white marble backsplash, lit with faint...
This living/dining space is the social center of the apartment.
The bathroom, located just adjacent to the kitchen, features a pattern of gray and turquoise tiles that climbs from the...
Uncovering the original concrete surfacing of the columns, which are unusually thick thanks to the building’s original...
The windows on the right look out to Manhattan.
Last but not least, the western-facing master bedroom captures stunning sunsets from its wall-to-wall windows.
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