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classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft

Many cities have embraced adaptive reuse. Rather than tearing down old commercial or institutional buildings, they repurpose them into lofts. Boston-based Hacin + Associates created a high style loft in a converted 1840’s mercantile wharf building.classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
The project was the product of an integrated team of designers, artists, and craftsman, including skilled masons, metal fabricators, concrete artisans and millworkers.

Three existing units were combined and transformed into a single two-storey space.classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
A bright and airy lounge space. | Furnishings by Jama Samek Interiors.

The 4,570 square foot loft “was designed strategically to expose as many of the original surfaces as possible while concealing the mechanics of a 21st-century high-tech home.”

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
Art curated by Becker Fine Arts leads the way from the main hall through to the kitchen and main entertaining area.
classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
The kitchen island makes use of the original timber support columns and symbolically bridges the history of the building and its adaptive reuse.

The focal point of the loft–a custom, weightless feeling steel airplane wing-shaped kitchen island.

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
The convection cooktop is integrated into the kitchen island.

Above the island is a custom weighted LED light fixture.

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
Heavy metal doors can be found throughout the loft.

The concept of symbolically bridging the history of the building and its contemporary adaptive reuse was a theme used throughout the project.

classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
Exposed brick and timber can be found throughout the loft.
classic, industrial & edgy makes for a high style loft | @meccinteriors | design bites
A floating custom vanity in the bathroom provides hidden storage.

The architect describes it as a juxtaposition of modernity with history, craft, and technology.

 

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