Architect Andrew Franz has transformed this old caviar warehouse into an eclectic spectacular loft. Originally built in 1884, the building is located in Manhattan’s land marked Tribeca North area and displays authenticity throughout. Despite the industrial feel, all rooms are vivid and original. With flexible living in mind, the architects envisioned open entertaining spaces and an great connection with the outdoors.
This residential project presented in the photos below is a renovation of the 3,000-square-feet of a caviar warehouse transformed into eclectic spectacular loft. According to the architects: “The residence is transformed by a relocated mezzanine where a sunken interior court with a retractable glass roof connects to the planted green roof garden above.
This gesture of subtracting volume from the interior brings the outdoors into the primary living zones. The roof, peeled back, showers the spaces with natural light. When open, ample air flow enters what was once a poorly ventilated and dark loft. By night, the court acts as an internal lantern illuminating the loft below.” A visual dialogue between industrial elements, repurposed building materials and modern furniture additions contributes to a dynamic ambiance.
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