Architect Andrew Franz is known for his nature-inspired designs, and he has successfully infused his signature aesthetic into the tranquil interior of this Tribeca home. Franz transformed a 19th century Manhattan soap factory into what is now a gorgeous example of adaptive reuse. The designer’s goal for this project was to create the feeling of being outdoors when inside the walls of the Romanesque Revival building, while also maintaining as much of the original structure as possible. By combining modern clean lines and open spaces with rustic wooden columns and raw brick walls, Franz creates a visual narrative celebrating the preservation of something old in the creation of something new and beautiful.
The wooden beams stand 16 feet tall and span the height of the exposed brick walls found in the home’s interior. The property also features handmade tile, midcentury antique furnishings, and an open floor plan.
The center of the living room features a magnificent plant-filled solarium that streams beautiful sunlight throughout the space. The glass walls dip into the rectangular-shaped room and provide aerial views of the home’s siting area.
The floors of the solarium are covered in stone and slate, and in the middle of the space rests a small table with leaf-like chairs, all surrounded by lush greenery.
The solarium also contains wooden steps leading up to the property’s expansive and beautifully landscaped roof deck.
Without a doubt this loft provides ample opportunities to enjoy everything Mother Nature has to offer. Okay…maybe not everything, but as far as New York City goes, whether it’s 20 or 90 degrees outside you won’t be left feeling trapped inside.
See more of Andrew Franz’s work here.
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Neighborhoods : Tribeca