The TriBeCa Loft Archetype

The TriBeCa Loft Archetype

Given all the different types of homes in New York City, the loft is by far my favorite.  The high ceilings, the open space, the flexibility of use, all make the loft my ideal way to live to the city.  Hard lofts, which are apartments created from converted warehouse and industrial buildings, typically lend themselves to spaces with more character and interest than soft lofts, which were specifically built to resemble a converted loft apartment.

Today’s post features some of the best lofts in TriBeCa, which has a big share of New York City’s hard loft residences.

A loft on Franklin Street

A loft on Franklin Street

Franklin Street Loft by Jane Kim Design. With radiant heated floors, this would be my ideal type of bath/shower combination.

Franklin Street Loft by Jane Kim Design. With radiant heated floors, this would be my ideal type of bath/shower combination.

Another view of Jane Kim Design's Loft. Exposed beams and high ceilings create some grand spaces.

Another view of Jane Kim Design’s Loft. Exposed beams and high ceilings create some grand spaces.

Loft spaces let you put in giant sliding doors.

Loft spaces let you put in giant sliding doors.

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One of my favorite features in a typical loft project is exposed brick.

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Big ‘ol arched windows.

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The barrel vaulted ceiling.

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That brickwork.

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Lofts are great for large scale artwork

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An expensive one.

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The exposed beams

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Color

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One way to handle privacy in an open loft.

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Top floor lofts and skylights

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Even double height loft spaces

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Lofts let you stack lots of books!

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I love the solution for lighting in this barrel vaulted ceiling.

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Further Reading:

A Rustic Loft with Character in Tribeca | Trendland: Design Blog & Trend Magazine.

What is a Loft Apartment? Urban Edge Magazine