This sixteen hundred square foot floor through, West Village penthouse with a private roof was gut renovated and reconfigured as an open, airy two bedroom, two bathroom home. A new stair and bulkhead were designed for access to a new multi level roof deck complete with a bar and hot tub.
Matthew Williams Photography
Matthew Williams is a freelance photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
This 12th street loft building, known as University Mews, is in the heart of Greenwich Village. Built in 1900, as a shirt factory, the structure has lovely vaulted ceilings that were left fully expressed in the renovation.
“Loft living” sometimes forces a compromise between bohemian charm and individual privacy. The informal plan, ample natural light, and uninterrupted views of an open loft are typically at odds with the modern family’s desire for private space and distinct bedrooms.
The owners of this 11 foot wide row Brooklyn house were faced with a conundrum that many young families in New York eventually confront: the possibility of sacrificing location for space. After living in the house for eight years, the pair – architect/Yale critic Aniket Shahane and jewelry designer Blanca Monros Gomez