A NYC Warehouse Becomes a Penthouse Loft

Turett Collaborative Architects took this former Greenwich Street warehouse and created a modern penthouse loft while maintaining parts of its historic past. The massive, light-filled space had been a bare, open loft that was used as a painter’s studio with only a bathroom and a kitchenette. With exposed brick walls and ceilings joists, the raw space allowed TCA to consciously break it up into smaller, designated spaces.


With 17 foot ceilings and large, wood-framed windows, the interior is flooded with light.


They brought in custom Arrigoni wide-plank Bavarian oak floors that cover the entire main floor. One end of the dining room has a six-foot long gas fireplace built in. Directly above the table is a skylight.


The homeowners wanted the kitchen to be the heart of the home, as they like to cook and entertain with friends and family.


They worked with Poliform of Italy to created the white acrylic cabinets, calacatta marble countertops, and the Gaggenau appliances.


The south end of the loft features a glass and steel wall which lets the light continue throughout the interior, while also separating the master bedroom wing. A sliding panel on the bedroom side can close when the homeowners want privacy. There are also curtains on both sides for additional privacy.






Custom designed work stations were created in the loft.



The icing on this TriBeCa cake is the 1500 square foot outdoor terrace that is reached through the glass-sided pavilion that connects to the living room below.


The massive outdoor space allowed for four distinct zones – an outdoor living room, formal dining area, sunbathing deck, and outdoor kitchen and bar.



Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.