Industrial Nolita Apartment Renovation

View all 20 Photos

The Bond Street Apartment boasts interior design by the Brooklyn-based studio Ensemble Architecture. A classic Nolita loft, the apartment retains quasi-industrial details such as the exposed pipes that traverse the plain white ceilings.

The narrow metal pieces echo throughout the home in the form of the bookshelf and the choices of lighting. Stretching from floor to ceiling, the metal bookshelf looks almost as though it has been in the apartment from the beginning. The slender black shelves seem like an fundamental part of the home, and the sliding ladder is nostalgic for old-fashioned private libraries. Similarly, the lamps are often jointed so that they resemble small versions of warehouse or workshop lamps.

Throughout most of the home, there are naturally finished wooden floors, a timeless detail. In the utility room, there is also a plain plywood wall hiding the washing machine and other service units.

The main room includes an open plan living room, kitchen, and dining area. The cooking and dining space pairs black counters with brushed metal designs such as the appliances and the table. Down a short corridor, the bedroom is found with its former wooden doors removed from their frames but kept in the hallway for a grand entrance. Nearby the bedroom, the other private space, the bathroom, is a standout, especially for a New York apartment. The bathroom features a concrete bathroom sink and shower, plus a small free-standing tub, making for tranquil and surprisingly varied space to relax.

    string(5) "Holly"

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Tags: , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Shagwong Residence

    A weekend home designed with dark living spaces that maximize the vibrancy of a natural…

  • Casa en El Torón

    A contemporary house built in a nature reserve in Mexico. Built with great respect for…

  • Casa P

    A villa from the 1980s refurbished with modern living spaces and sand-textured concrete walls. Located…

  • Hale Mau’u

    A vacation house built in a tranquil natural landscape in Hawaii. Located on Hawaii’s Big…

  • The MV Chalet

    An old mountain chalet redesigned with new interiors and subtle extensions. Located in Madesimo, in…

  • Casa Octavia

    A minimalist boutique hotel that embodies the values of fashion brand Casa Octavia. Created in…

  • House in Puertecillo

    A contemporary wood house nestled between a forest and the sea in Chile. Built in…

  • Barwon Heads House

    A run-down cottage transformed into a gorgeous modern home. Located in Barwon Heads, Australia, this…

  • Forest House

    A steel and wood house nestled in a forest near Lake Tahoe. Located in Truckee,…

  • Villa RA

    A minimalist house nestled in a coastal landscape in Calabria, Italy. Designed by Italy and…

  • Divine House

    A wooden house designed with black cladding and white oak surfaces throughout the interior. Inspired…

Take me there

  • The Casona Sforza Hotel

    A new boutique hotel inspired by tradition, harmonious reflection, and nature. Designed by Mexican architect…

  • The Kiro Hiroshima Hotel

    A former hospital transformed into a modern hotel. Located in the center of Hiroshima, Japan,…

  • Numeroventi

    An art residency program in the center of Florence. Founded by Martino di Napoli Rampolla…

loader