Last time I ran a Loft Peeping post drawn from an Architectural Digest feature, Condé Nast said I could use four photos. So for this post on the northwest Tribeca loft of actors Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber, I’m not running any of the portraits—because I think you know what Watts and Schreiber look like. Parents around here probably even know what the couple’s sons, Alexander (8) and Samuel (7) look like. And possibly dog owners would recognize their Yorkie, Bob, although he wasn’t photographed for AD.
The family lived in Noho before buying in Tribeca; the plan was to “create a duplex from two separate units—one had been an artist’s loft.” (Click on the photo above and you can probably recognize the location.) But Hurricane Sandy hit right after and they couldn’t get in for months. Then they took two years to land on an architect/designer, finally choosing Ashe + Leandro, who did a marvelous job. A few items of note:
••• There’s a very chic green lacquer bar.
••• Watts bought in FiDi 15 years ago, then quickly sold it. “I should have kept it,” she says. “Now it’s worth twice what I paid.”
••• A lot of the decor is from Ralph Lauren Home and Restoration Hardware. More locally, there’s an antique kilim from Double Knot.
••• When asked about her favorite part of the home, Watts said, “I lie in bed at night and think, I can’t believe after all these years in New York I finally have a walk-in pantry!“
The text is by Michael Hainey; the photographs are by Douglas Friedman. Click here to read an abridged version of the article and see the full slideshow, including more photos than you’ll find in the print edition. Once AD posts the link on Facebook (and presumably Twitter), you’ll get access to the unabridged text.
Recent Loft Peeping posts:
• Elizabeth & Albert Watson
• Allison O’Neill & Family
• American Thread Building Penthouse
• Two-Bedroom Rental
• 14,000-Square-Foot Triplex Penthouse
• PJ Mattan & Jett House
• Jenny Wolf
• Northwest Tribeca Triplex
• Inside Tribeca Loft Tour Previews: Duane Street Penthouse, Laight Street Penthouse, W. Broadway Family
• Alex Drexler & Karen