To enhance and reveal the modern industrial aesthetic of this Flatiron loft, located in the historic district of Ladies Mile in NYC, the windows and surrounding exterior walls were completely renovated, allowing enjoyment of the beautiful city views and streetscape while dramatically improving the thermal, solar and acoustical performance of the wall. Automatic shading, providing solar comfort and privacy, was carefully integrated by designing pockets into the wall design. In the interior, partitions were removed to enhance the loft's expansive floor-through experience, and new lighting was installed. Modern, warm furnishings were selected to complete the interior.
Swarthmore Bridge and Elevator
To make this 1930s colonial home accessible, the homeowners decided to install a residential elevator. Prior to this project, there had been several additions constructed. The new elevator was designed to replace two staircases in the addition constructed in the 1990s. A new continuous shaft was constructed, leaving the exterior completely unchanged. To provide egress from this space, a new bridge and staircase were constructed to connect the third floors of two separate additions. The bridge was kept clear of the complex intersection of roof valleys below to allow for drainage.