Given the history of New York City, converting factories, carriage houses and yes, even stables, into beautiful, functional living spaces isn’t a novel idea. But trust us, MESH Architectures’ transformation of this former horse’s quarters on Horatio Street takes novel to a whole new level.
The only thing still stable-like about this gorgeous residence is its nearly square shape and a few original wood support columns scattered about. But you hardly notice either when you encounter the utterly unique giant glowing cube or “lantern” smack dab in the middle of the apartment.
At first you might think it’s just a really cool design element to showcase the flat-panel television integrated within its radiant green walls. On closer inspection, you realize it actually houses a wonderfully intimate media library complete with reclaimed wood shelving, seating…and another TV.
According to MESH, their objective was to “contrast and balance the capriciousness of the loft,” and we agree they accomplished this beautifully. And while the shimmering room is without question the home’s centerpiece, it is by no means the only unique and lovely element in the apartment.
From the avian-inspired wallpaper and the lime-colored bathroom (the hue works!) to the clearly original (and naturally distressed) wood beams and the bright blue metal kitchen cabinets, everywhere you look is a treat to the senses. We can’t help but say “yea” not “neigh” to this dazzling renovation.
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Neighborhoods : West Village