Practical stylish and a trendsetter in its own right – the Tribeca loft is a template that has been copied and repeated almost religiously across the world. It is a fusion of aesthetics and functionality that is largely defined by a rich industrial past and the creative genius of artists designers and architects.
The standing seam copper roof enhances the timeless appeal of the dreamy house even as sweeping living spaces and comfy décor welcome you indoors while the designers aim to surprise you at every turn with mesmerizing features like the fireplace wall in Colorado sandstone and split brownstone.
Yet it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.
The double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.
It is easy to understand the choice of style as the Pacific Ocean in the distance and the sunny weather seem like the perfect backdrop in which one can revel in some stunning Mediterranean architecture.