About This Project
Many years ago, I was living in a small studio in a high-rise in Astoria, Queens. I was ready to move and while flipping through the yellow pages searching for a broker to show me places (yes that long ago) I came across an advertisement for loft space in Greenpoint Brooklyn. I made an appointment and the broker (in-house for the landlord) showed me the second floor of a large industrial factory. There were no walls, no plumbing, but a big mess. The broker said, well put a wall here and there and the rouging’s for the bathroom and kitchen, the rest is on you. I said, “ok I’ll take it” I figured it would only cost $10,000 to build it out and a couple weeks. Boy was I wrong, just sandblasting the years and layers of paint off the brick walls to get the natural essence of the space was a nightmare, but well worth it.
sanded and refinished the original flooring
I wanted something different, I was attracted to the uniqueness, the space of 2,700SF of raw loft space on the Williamsburg Brooklyn Waterfront. As a pioneer in the building and community, I transformed this neglected industrial warehouse into an amazing loft. With careful attention to functionality, efficiency, and flexibility my vision resulted in a space that has 22’ ceilings, 6 large windows, two large bedrooms/offices, walk-in closet, a gourmet kitchen, and 1,000/SF of open living space. The loft has many uses and provides an industrial yet warm environment, with spectacular views of the New York City Skyline.