STOREFRONT APARTMENT

WHAT: Ground floor studio loft space with 14′ ceilings

CHALLENGE: No storage and lack of order (poor physical and
visual circulation, lots of soffits, etc.), and privacy from street

STRATEGY: Add banks of closets (acting as color accents) where space is
not otherwise usable, complete lines of soffits, reorient stair and entry sequence.
Full curtain “wall” at front facade allows for privacy while admitting light.

 

 

CONTRACTOR: Tadkar Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

STOREFRONT APARTMENT

A custom bookshelf floats on the wall, while painted IKEA boxes on casters hold LPs and other items.

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It takes only a small amount of brick wall here and there to give the space some character. More exposed brick would mean a much darker space.

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The fact that the kitchen doesn’t have a clear ending point is played up by the strip of backsplash extending into the living room.

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A couple of new storage spaces are expressed as solid-colored volumes: below the loft, unusable space is transformed into cube holding a pantry/laundry/broom closet, while…

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…a bank of clothes closets in the loft create a plane hiding also a coat niche in the entry area at mid level and a storage niche in the bathroom below.

STOREFRONT APARTMENT

TOP: Section showing level changes
BOTTOM: Plan showing bottom and middle level