A SoHo Loft with a Hidden Loft Bedroom by Julian King Architect

08.29.19 | By
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To keep the traditional, open feel of a New York City loft, Julian King Architect got creative when it came time to incorporate the bedroom. The long, narrow loft, which is located in a 1872 warehouse building, was gutted to open the space up. Typically, the bedrooms would be placed at the ends of loft by the windows, but instead, they found a solution by inserting a slender mezzanine on one of the long walls. The bedroom gets a private area while the loft remains open and retains the natural light that enters from both sets of windows.

A long, curved wall disguises a staircase that leads to the sleeping area. The wall was cut out to give the bedroom loft the feeling of being open and light filled.

Photo by Michael Moran

An LED light was embedded into the top of the mezzanine wall where it casts a soft glow up on the ceiling.

Photo by Michael Moran

The new kitchen rests along the south facing windows where the homeowners can grown herbs, vegetables, and plants in pots along the windowsill.

To keep the kitchen open, a single custom steel shelf hangs on the original brick wall to hold wine glasses and bottles. Other than that, there are no upper cabinets.

The stove’s vent hides away in the island, only rising when it’s time to cook.

Photo by Michael Moran

Behind the remainder of the curved wall is the loft’s all-white bathroom. The minimalist space is offset by the bold red pipes.

Photo by Michael Moran

Along the corridor, a Murphy bed/desk hides behind folding doors and the space can be turned into a private bedroom closed off from the rest of the loft.

Photos by Julian King Architect, except where noted.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.