Architect Marmol Radziner completely remodelled a 2,000 square foot condo loft in a 1920s warehouse in the trendy Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, and we love the result. The client wanted a simple, sophisticated bachelor pad where he could entertain guests in style, and that’s been cleverly achieved with panache and aplomb.
The renovation consisted of removing unnecessary walls to create new spaces. Two bedrooms were combined into one large master suite with a sitting room, and to create a more intimate living space for entertaining, the architects created distinct spaces within the open floor plan by placing the living room on a raised platform and covering it with grey oak herringbone flooring. This design helped delineate the living area plus it optimised the windows by providing a better visual connection to the street.
A large bookcase divides the living room from the adjoining master bedroom suite. The bookcase has bays that rotate 90-degrees, allowing natural light to enter the living room.
The original raw concrete floors were retained for the rest of the loft. The exposed structural concrete of the ceiling combined with the concrete floors gives the space an industrial look, while a variety of textures, woods and metals were used throughout the interior to soften and visually warm the space. The warm colour palette of soft grey tones complements the herringbone pattern on the living room floor – these shades also add cosiness to the loft.
A huge walnut dining table provides plenty of seating space for guests. It is coupled with leather Cassina Cab chairs.The kitchen features custom midnight black cabinets. A subway tile backsplash helps enhance the industrial, modern look of this home.