Greene Street Residence
New York, NY | 2,956 sq ft. | 2014
The loft for an Italian actress and her husband, an American actor, was designed to retain the texture of its original Soho character. The owners wanted to create a home for their new family that felt familiar and warm. The original floors were left intact but stained light to bring brightness into the deep space. A zinc kitchen with a custom butcher block island made from large beams of wood occupies the center of the generous open space. The master bedroom at the rear is screened by a wire glass and blackened steel oversized sliding panel that allows light from the rear to infiltrate the back of the loft. A focal point is the custom cabinet with doors covered with a handmade watercolor painting that becomes a piece of artwork while also containing storage for children’s toys, coats and boxes. EOA collaborated with Italian decorator Barbara Frua de Angeli on the project.