This building is comprised of a renovated 6-story SoHo warehouse and an adjacent 11-story addition. The addition’s glass facade cascades over the existing building and down to street level. These inflections in the glass were generated by strict setback laws. The renovated warehouse and adjacent addition accommodate 24 unit owners, a duplex penthouse, wine cellar, fitness center, two saunas, swimming pool, private storage, and a theater/ screening room. The top floors house luxury penthouses with terraces. A recessed terrace gives access to public spaces along Greenwich Street.
On the western side— facing the Hudson River— a folding glass facade cascades 11 levels. The blue-green transparency also wraps over the adjacent building, providing the top duplex a glass clerestory. As a result, inhabitants are offered panoramic views of the city— from the Hudson to the tip of Manhattan Island.
Loft 8B resides comfortably in the 497 Greenwich Building, where we translated the architectural design to the interior with a folded bogwood spine that spatially organizes the apartment— separating and connecting, displaying and privatizing. The bogwood’s lit axis branches to the music room, guest bathroom, master bedroom, and bathroom. The interior also includes a blue-glass master bathroom, which contains an overflow bath and steam shower, and art storage areas, which are either within the bogwood spine or in rooms concealed behind pivoting walls. The loft also includes a 7ft long steel fireplace set in a mantel of local stone.