NYC-based WXY Studio has renovated a gorgeous Chelsea loft that is drenched in natural light. The 4,000-square-foot Flatiron loft was not only specifically designed to offer optimal daylighting throughout the interior, but also counts on numerous sustainable features such as an eco-friendly kitchen and several innovative energy-reducing strategies.
According to the architects, the renovation of the loft focused primarily on spatial definition and efficiency. The apartment, located on 40 West 22nd Street, has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a custom-made media room, an office, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The bedrooms were all placed at the back of the loft, intentionally adding space between the sleeping quarters and the living and entertainment areas. This strategic layout makes the loft a perfect match for a large family or someone who really loves to entertain.
During the design process, the walls were removed to expose riveted steel columns, giving the space a modern, yet industrial feel. Various design features throughout the home such as stainless steel mesh screens and reclaimed perforated-metal radiator covers add to the industrial aspect.
Although the design of the interior is impressive on its own, it’s the loft’s amazing sunlight that really catches the eye. The architects installed a 44-foot-wide wall made up of large tilt-and-turn windows that floods the interior with light, giving the space a healthy, open feel that blends nicely with the industrial features.
Adding to the loft’s sun-drenched charm is its multiple sustainable amenities. The large kitchen, which was designed with eco-friendly units made of glass, sits under a drop-lit floating ceiling. Additionally, a light control system provides pre-set mood lighting settings that helps reduce energy consumption. Along with the acoustically engineered floors and special fabrics that also reduce sound, fans and wipe-off mats add to sustainable lifestyle of its future residents.
Images via WXY Studio and Keller Williams NYC