Mercer Greene Apartment
Our client, a gallerist and collector from Mexico City, approached SAA prior to purchasing two duplex apartments in New York City to test the feasibility of combining them into a single apartment. The resulting 4,520-square-foot loft is a formally minimal yet materially rich residence, providing the client and her guests a tranquil retreat in the heart of SoHo.
The public spaces surround a core wrapped in sapele wood panels, a species selected for its strikingly even vertical grain. Floating roman plaster ceilings provide a more intimate scale at the entry and breakfast areas that flank the open living/dining space. Horizontal bands of cabinets and Norwegian slate shift and enliven the surfaces. Split stairs lead to the four bedroom suites.
The client commissioned several artists to create pieces for specific locations in the apartment.
Design Team: Mandi Lew, Yeon What Hong, Kim Furlong, Caroline Voss, Kallen & Lemelson (MEP)
Builder: Wise Construction, Memphis Woodworking (Millwork)
Photographer: Paul Warchol