City Modern Spotlight: 13th Street / Meatpacking Loft
Architects: Jen and Roy Leone
Interior Design: Jon Call
Leone Design Studio:
This Brooklyn-based team of Jen and Roy Leone have designed and built a range of project types and scales, including residential, commercial and pro-bono projects. Their work is a collaborative process that engages clients and artisans to create custom solutions to space and lifestyle. Roy Leone has an extensive background and interest in design/build and is a licensed architect in the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Jennifer Bloom Leone holds a Masters of Architecture from Yale University, where she received the prestigious Winchester Traveling Fellowship. She previously worked for Gluck Plus.
The 2,880-square-foot loft is located in an 1890’s printing factory built by John Jacob Astor in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The building, a hybrid structure of heavy timber, cast iron and masonry construction, was converted a century later into loft apartments with little respect to the building’s history or character. Leone’s goal was to create a casual yet luxurious living space that embraced, rather than negated, the industrial quality of the historic structure.
The owners, Thomas and Pauline Nakios, the force behind the women’s clothing line Lilla P, and their two young sons wanted a space to accommodate their lifestyle while reflecting their personality and taste. The renovation took the loft from winding, dingy interiors to a bright, open industrial plan with interiors by designer Jon Call. The sophisticated palette of pale, natural materials contrasts the existing wood and steel structure and captures the pared-down luxury and subtle lines that are the hallmarks of the owners’ style and brand.
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