Presented with high, barrel-vaulted ceilings, a wall of windows, and columns, interior designer Damon Liss and architecture firm wundergound had a rather sweet blank slate to work with when they set out to renovate a unit in Manhattan's Ice House, a 1905 Romanesque Revival building that was originally used for ice storage. Post-reno, the loft is a bright and airy version of its former self—"It's as if the home has shed a frumpy muumuu in favor of a sleek Armani ensemble," as Houzz puts it. The team added a stone mantel, axed the moldings, switched out cabinetry doors, installed chevron floors made from reclaimed fence wood, and used a console to divide the large, rectangular main living space into formal and informal areas for proper gatherings and casual hanging out, respectively. Furnishings are largely neutral with hits of color, and funky wallpaper pops up in cool, quirky places, from the back of the bookshelves to a dining room wall. Check out the full project over on Houzz.
· Room of the Day: Cool Style for Manhattan's Ice House [Houzz]
· All renovations posts [Curbed National
· All Ice House coverage [Curbed NY]