Loft Tour Preview #3: Desbrosses Penthouse

Desbrosses loft dining area from aboveThe 15th-annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour, benefiting Friends of Duane Park and Friends of Bogardus Garden, is Sunday, Oct. 19 (1–5 p.m.). Tickets are $60 at or $65 the day of, but don’t wait, because only 400 tickets are available, and the event tends to sell out so buy your tickets now. The organizers let the media preview some of the nine homes on the tour. The first was this 6,500-square-foot loft on Franklin Street, and the second was a triplex maisonette on Collister. (P.S. The event needs volunteers: “In exchange for a two-hour shift— 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.—you’ll receive a free ticket to take the tour yourself.” More info.)

Architect Michel Tower of Studio Tractor explained that in order to transform the old-school artists’ loft—the former owners were a filmmaker and a ballet dancer—into a contemporary family home, he had to move the staircase from the middle of the double-height living area more toward the center of the loft, and then “stitch together” various rooms. The result is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in a relatively small (for Tribeca these days!) 1,700 square feet. They also wisely popped a second row of north-facing windows into the living room, flooding the apartment with light.

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The entryway:

Desbrosses loft staircaseThe kitchen, dining, and living area:

Desbrosses loft kitchen Desbrosses loft living room2Desbrosses loft living roomBedrooms:

Desbrosses loft bedroom1 Desbrosses loft bedroom2The stairs to the roof:

Desbrosses loft stairs to roofThe roof deck:

Desbrosses loft roof deckRecent Loft Peeping posts:
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