When the young couple went to SHED Architecture and Design for help with their remodel, the team was happy to be given such an unusual and inventive project. The Seattle-based firm is always looking for new design challenges and this project was just what they’re good at.
The clients request was to transform this 1,702 square foot loft into a one-of-a-kind home by taking advantage of the existing defining elements and incorporating some new ones as well. They wanted this space to have an original layout, unlike the usual kind.
This is why features such as concrete floors, a zinc-plated ceiling and blackened steel beams are allowed to give the apartment a strong industrial vibe. New additions emphasize the unique character of the home and include elements such as concrete bricks, stainless steel and blackened steel surfaces.
The kitchen lacks the usual amount of storage. It’s mostly defined by a brick backsplash that coordinates with the dividing wall and the island. The thin stainless steel countertop coordinates with the appliances.The kitchen island doubles as a bar and includes a built-in microwave which gets its power from the curly cord attached to the ceiling. The island also includes valuable storage for the kitchen.The geometric wallpaper softens the look a little bit but keeps the décor cohesive.
The upper volume is completely exposed to the social area beneath and the large windows. It gets its natural light from that portion of the apartment and, because of the ceiling, has a more pronounced industrial look.