Modern warehouse conversion in TriBeCa: Hudson Loft

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Hudson Loft is a historic preservation project of a former American Express warehouse building, which has been designed by Schappacher White Architecture in TriBeCa, New York. The architects combined two spaces into a 3,000 square foot residential loft. The design evolved from the local warehouse history, materials, and forms of the existing spaces. Materials were selected that have age or been aged. Materials such as: chemically aged steel wall panels, zinc, new steel baseboards to reflect existing metal capitals, custom metal lighting at vaulted ceilings, wired glass at bath door/partition, and stained fumed oak. The kitchen incorporates custom center pivot windows that open to a pantry located behind the length of the kitchen.

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The wall treatment seen here in the family room is what the architects call “liquid metal wall” since it looks fluid and changes in appearance as the light in the room shifts. SchappacherWhite custom designed the treatment and had it fabricated for this application. It is made of hot rolled steel sheets, cut to size and to follow the vaults at the ceiling. The steel was chemically “aged” and then a sealer applied. Our metal fabrictor made this wall, zinc shelves and counters, custom designed lighting, and bases for the columns to match the cast iron capitols.

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The sofa is from B&B Italia, the light fixture at the left is by Arteriors, the wall mounted is Olampia.

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This project has an exhaust hood behind the cabinet doors. It is a gas cooktop, so the owners open the doors for access to the hood when using the cooktop depending on the setting of the flame. The light fixture over the kitchen island was custom designed for this loft by SchappacherWhite.

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The dining table is from Restoration Hardware. The light fixture over the island is custom designed by SchappacherWhite for this project. The fixture over the dining table is through Urban Electric.

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The wire shelving in this kitchen pantry area is from Metro Shelving. The pantry is 4′ wide x 17′ long. The width will depend on what shelving depth is required. The windows at the left are at the kichen’s backsplash, so pantry items can be passed through directly to the kitchen counter. The lundry basket is by Restoration Hardware.

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The striking portrait on the wall of a girl and her dog is a 6′-0″ wide painting by artist Bill Sullivan.

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The desk, shelves and rods were custom designed by SchappacherWhite for this specific project. The shelves and desk surface are zinc, the rod is steel. The built-in shelves are + – 30″‘ wide. Desk is the same width, but extends over the radiator another 6″.

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The floors are fumed oak. The pocket door into the master bedroom is black metal framed fibergalsss panels.
Radiator covers have a Corian top and laquer painted doors/covers.

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The custom shower enclosure by SchappacherWhite, fabricated by Gunnar Design.

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Photos: Jason Lindberg

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Intelligent Climates
10 years ago

What a truly stunning make over. We have a lot of clients who do large scale restoration projects but this is amazing.