Hal Goldstein, Mark Janson, Steven Scuro, Mary Polites
Ben Fiering Construction
Johnson lighting studio
Greenwich Village Residence
This recently completed loft/apartment is in the heart of New York City’s Greenwich Village. The residence was completely renovated and will function as the client’s Pied-a-terre. The plan is open and the spaces flow together with little separation between functions. The main room features the kitchen, dining and living areas.
The kitchen is composed of European walnut and stainless steel, a portion of which (refrigerator, espresso, wine) is recessed and integrated into the wall. The remaining program of the kitchen is built as furniture and floating objects. The island provides additional cooking and storage capabilities and of course a place to gather around. It is wrapped in french marble and its face is constructed of mirrored polish stainless, placed on an angle, so it reflects the fumed oak floor as well as the clear acrylic stools. The materials were chosen for their warmth, richness and classic feel. Adjacent to the island is the oversized dining table in natural walnut with bronze detailing. The chairs are oil quenched metal frames with leather straps; above is a bronze crystal chandelier by Swarovski.
The living area features multiple patterns and textures, and an eclectic collection of furniture and art pieces. There is a silk rug in warm tones with a herringbone pattern by Fort Street Studio and a custom designed sofa in crushed velvet. The ottoman is from Ralph Pucci and it is covered with a subtle floral pattern. An ox blood leather lounge and a Brazilian wood chair and saddle leather completes the seating group. The LCD screen is set into the wall of charcoal colored plaster with European walnut panels above. A custom designed lacquer piece houses the video equipment and provides a surface for photographs and objects. The guestroom/den features a raked plaster finish, a silk shag rug, and a mid-century vintage Italian glass pendant light. The room is separated by sliding panels of glass with a chrome ink mirrored interlayer that fades to clear – providing both light and privacy for the space. Outside of the den is the client’s wenge lacquer art deco desk with recessed bronze metal shelving for books, objects and small photos.
For the Master Bedroom a soothing celadon silk carpet (by Fort Street Studio) was chosen along with a leather eel skin headboard in chocolate brown. A vintage mid-century floor lamp, a chair by Jean Nouvel, and ottomans by Milo Baumann compose the seating area in the bedroom. Connecting the dressing area and bath is a hall of patterned wall covering reminiscent of a Sol Le Witt design. A pink patterned runner, by Carni Lang leads you into the bath where slabs of Blue Carrara marble are book matched and line the walls; the marble is also utilized in the floor but as a mosaic. The vanities are a combination of Corian and zebrawood and fixtures are by Dornbracht. A double showerhead is separated by sheets of ‘gun metal’ glass with a subtle reflective coating.