When it comes to the est team, any excuse to entertain the idea of New York living is welcome and Brooklyn-based design studio sheep + stone have captured our relocation dreaming with their latest project, the Tribeca loft. Embracing the industrial bones of the heritage building, their design celebrates all that an inner-city warehouse conversion has to offer.
Keeping in line with New York’s reputation as a melting pot for creatives, sheep + stone have come together as a design force from various fields and across the globe. Their signature style leans towards neutral, masculine and eclectic pieces to fit heritage confines — a perfect match for the Tribeca Loft and its family of three. Nestled on a quiet street, the over 100-year-old warehouse building is a quiet reprieve between busy West Soho and Hudson River Park.
True to its industrial roots, the original structure boasts brick walls, steel columns and 12’ ceilings, with views of Hudson River from the living room. To both preserve and update the well-worn warehouse space, sheep + stone worked alongside architecture firm Frances Mildred Architects, who helped to ensure respect for original character and a thread of cohesiveness throughout the three-bedroom, two-bathroom loft.
To the credit of sheep + stone, the family loft feels highly personal with individual , organic interiors. The home feels lived in and warm, further characterised by its mix of art deco and mid century pieces, and each industrial space is softened by feminine shapes and materials that adhere to the client’s artistic interests. This gives a striking sense of both unification and dichotomy with the building’s industrial beginnings, in the black-painted window trims and steel-framed doors. Dark accents of black and timber strengthen the masculine elements inherent in the original structure and add functionality, in the form of built-in millwork.
The rawness of exposed brick is met with playful old-gold light fittings, bathroom tapware and theatrical spotted wallpaper in the children’s space. It’s a textural feast for any lucky little girl, of glamorous blush pink velvet and Nordic inspired tones. The home has a visual language that corresponds with your urge to reach out and touch – tantalising in textures and materiality alike. If Tribeca is the epitome of NYC cool, the Greenwich St loft is our epitome of NYC loft living.
The raw and masculine structural features of the original building nicely contrast with new inclusions, like the lighting features, tactile materials and polished furnishings.
For your own slice of NYC cool, pair these polished furnishings with industrial materials.