Abelow Sherman Architects LLC
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Abelow Sherman Architects LLC modern-home-office
 

Abelow Sherman Architects LLC

SIEGEL SWANSEA LOFT Flatiron District, New York Partner-in-Charge: David Sherman Contractor: Massartre Ltd. Photographer: Michael Moran Completed: 1997 Project Team: Marcus Donaghy PUBLICATIONS: Minimalist Lofts, LOFT Publications, March 2001 Working at Home: Living Working Spaces, December 2000 Interior Design, March 1999 Oculus, March 1999 The writer/critic Joel Siegel and his wife, the painter Ena Swansea, purchased this space with the intention of making a unified living loft and art studio, by integrating the various aesthetic impulses that would normally separate the two programs. The principal desire was to maintain the early twentieth-century character of the shell, with its vaulted ceilings, plaster walls, and industrial details. This character was enhanced by utilizing a similar palette of materials and products to restore the envelope and to upgrade it visibly with exposed piping, electrical conduit, light fixtures and devices. Within the space, an entirely new kit-of-parts was deployed, featuring an attitude towards detail that is both primitive and very precise. The painting studio is located on the north side, taking advantage of the landmarked windows onto 17th Street. It is open to the living space with the southern exposure, but a large Media Room resides between them in the center of the loft. This is the office and entertainment center for Mr. Siegel, containing a state-of-the-art audio/visual system, and creates an acoustically- and visually- private domain. The original wood floor is preserved in this room only, heightening the sense of an island within the loft. The remainder of the loft?s floor has been covered with a completely uniform and level epoxy/urethane finish. Along with the partitions, which are covered in joint compound in lieu of paint, a three-dimensional abstract gray field is established as a background for the owner?s artwork.
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http://www.abelowsherman.com/portfolio/urban-residential/20/0/

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to How to Stage Shelves
I imagine these shelves serve as storage as well as a loft wall. What's extra great about these is that you can wheel yourself over to whatever you may need in a hurry.
"Art propped against a wall like this creates a casual lived-in look of sophistication. This library is both quite grown-up and just plain fun. With so much well-organized detail, the blank space here is like taking a deep fresh breath."(txranchgirl) "loft bookcases."(akarsten)

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Amanda Suhs added this to Amanda Suhs's Ideas
November 7, 2014
Exposed piping / electrical. Eclectic
carbonil added this to Home Office Ideas
October 26, 2014
I like the large table functioning as desk.
Miles Hudlow added this to Geek Office/Practice Room
August 17, 2014
Wall of books!
anniebananniej added this to workroom
April 18, 2014
tidy organ
weded added this to office
January 10, 2014
Bookcase
Jordan Johnson added this to jordan0519's Ideas
January 9, 2014
Office setup
ptalleur added this to ptalleur's Ideas
November 28, 2013
Lights
kathkanit added this to kathkanit's Ideas
November 25, 2013
Shelves above desk; bookcase.
kladewig added this to PMI Remodel
October 28, 2013
Exposed ceiling, square duct and light fixtures
fangli added this to fangli's Ideas
October 14, 2013
celiawade added this to Steve's Office
October 7, 2013
Big table desk
darling_echo added this to darling_echo's Favorites
September 28, 2013
空调
averasky added this to Home Office Ideas
September 4, 2013
bookcases
Dwain Jeworski added this to Living Room
August 28, 2013
Office
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August 26, 2013
Electrical
eastbartonfarm added this to eastbartonfarm's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Ceiling lights
Nadine Yap added this to home office
August 16, 2013
Entire wall o books, desk at ell, lots of accessible storage. But cluterred looking
photomontage added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 7, 2013
high ceiling and open area
huangyient added this to huangyient's Ideas
July 28, 2013
arrangemeny
twodrifters added this to office
July 8, 2013
Use shelf to get clutter off the desk surface
mgatenby added this to mgatenby's Ideas
May 27, 2013
Like the desk and chair.
mr_d added this to mr_d's ideas
May 23, 2013
hum.....yes!!!!!!
meandeva added this to meandeva's Ideas
May 19, 2013
Desk from bookcase
olivia6hl added this to Shelving
April 16, 2013
Pic 29
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April 7, 2013
Light fixtures
La Esquina de Nunu added this to nunu 2013
April 7, 2013
Repisas
dmeskell added this to dmeskell's ideas
April 2, 2013
loft office and bookshelves
shahne added this to Home office
March 30, 2013
Books!
annblack added this to annblack's ideas
March 24, 2013
shelves
Helena Thate added this to Livingroom
March 22, 2013
Shelf
Dana Veach added this to Creative Work Space: Offices and Studios
March 20, 2013
Efficient and orderly...
Rebecca McAuliffe added this to Industrial Office
March 12, 2013
Red contrasting table, bookshelves to tall ceiling
soundslikeme added this to soundslikeme's ideas
February 14, 2013
LIKE COLORS AND INDUSTRIAL FEEL
Kevin Jones Design Build added this to Loft Lighting
February 10, 2013
lights
ronalexy added this to ronalexy's Ideas
January 24, 2013
Pigeon holes
kham42 added this to kham42's new home office
January 15, 2013
Need to get to here with existing office - once it is organized like this, can make changes...
legpeds added this to Basement
January 6, 2013
Rectangular duct
Design Craft Co added this to look/style living&dining
January 6, 2013
Industrial Office look- built in storage in and round your existing desk(s)
bubbax added this to bubbax's ideas
January 5, 2013
conduit
npaulus added this to npaulus's Ideas
January 4, 2013
Hanging lights with exposed electric and bookshelf as wall
Celvie Toramaya added this to share to Ita - 1
December 14, 2012
This is another picture, showing if the desk is facing the bar wall now.
Celvie Toramaya added this to Home office
December 14, 2012
Desk facing the bar
filaman added this to filaman's ideas
December 6, 2012
layout, materials
rpmorace added this to music room
December 5, 2012
put desk against wall with shelves
ebhershman added this to ebhershman's Favorites
December 1, 2012
Dining table as desk
srmgd added this to Home- office- La Quebrada
November 29, 2012
Mesa
andrea7035 added this to andrea7035's Ideas
November 19, 2012
Red desk
omatteson added this to omatteson's Ideas
November 14, 2012
Nice
jm1054 added this to Office
November 9, 2012
Organized Clutter
amyvu1 added this to amyvu1's ideas
November 8, 2012
Office desk
whitneyhaynes added this to whitneyhaynes's ideas
November 7, 2012
I live in an open concept loft/apartment and need to make an office space.
tmcguire1755 added this to Studio Ideas
November 4, 2012
Awesome
cottid added this to cottid's ideas
November 4, 2012
Studio
tlaura added this to new studio
October 14, 2012
lights
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October 6, 2012
shelf over desk
grak added this to grak's Ideas
September 11, 2012
Biblioteca
megant75 added this to Henry's Office
September 9, 2012
Cool lighting down a hallway
Rachel White added this to rachel_white's ideas
September 8, 2012
books and workspace, kinda like the ceiling & lights
aviarypress added this to living space
September 5, 2012
Holy table, batman.
jnearym added this to jnearym's Ideas
August 21, 2012
lights
smileamanda1 added this to smileamanda1's ideas
August 5, 2012
wood
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July 22, 2012
small shelf above desk
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July 21, 2012
Exposed duct and pipe
prettydog added this to prettydog's ideas
July 20, 2012
Art Studio
mattwes1 added this to mattwes1's Favorites
July 12, 2012
Shelving above desk. Storage with out losing desk space.
hewlebe added this to the bowery
May 28, 2012
Exposed air con
courtneyleo added this to home offices/studies
May 20, 2012
SIEGEL SWANSEA LOFT Flatiron District, New York Partner-in-Charge: David Sherman Contractor: Massartre Ltd. Photographer: Michael Moran Completed: 1997 Project Team: Marcus Donaghy PUBLICATIONS: Minimalist Lofts, LOFT Publications, March 2001 Working at Home: Living Working Spaces, December 2000 Interior Design, March 1999 Oculus, March 1999 The writer/critic Joel Siegel and his wife, the painter Ena Swansea, purchased this space with the intention of making a unified living loft and art studi...
jackandlisa added this to jackandlisa's ideas
May 2, 2012
shelving as wall
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April 29, 2012
shelves
Scott Fife added this to scott_fife's ideas
April 28, 2012
open doorway,
marcya added this to marcya's ideas
April 4, 2012
Lindo
khpr added this to khpr's Favorites
April 1, 2012
書櫃還不錯
genome1648 added this to genome1648's ideas
March 29, 2012
Love the book shelf
pegmck2323 added this to pegmck2323's Favorites
March 25, 2012
Shelves
momadio added this to momadio's Favorites
March 17, 2012
lights
jweintraub05 added this to Ideas
March 10, 2012
studio
generosa added this to inspirations
February 28, 2012
Shelving
edavidrupp added this to Best of the best
February 27, 2012
Love the simple desk and the unique shelving
edavidrupp added this to Workstation
February 22, 2012
Something about the big plain table with room underneath to move that appeals to me
Stephan added this to stephan__ ideas
February 20, 2012
interessant
cwslade added this to OFFICE SPACE
February 16, 2012
chair
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February 5, 2012
Chair lights scale
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January 22, 2012
Built ins
kmeehan added this to dream house
January 19, 2012
bookshelves, pink desk
silkesvale added this to silkesvale's Favorites
December 15, 2011
I like the work table/ desk and shelfs above the desk. Personaly I like living rooms with many signs of human activies.....
davidtwilcox added this to davidtwilcox's Favorites
December 14, 2011
Book storage
atparkshans added this to basement
December 7, 2011
lights
Hewn and Hammered added this to Hewn & Hammered
December 7, 2011
good reworking of an industrial space
annlaustin added this to annlaustin's Favorites
November 22, 2011
Organize office
smcappel added this to smcappel's ideas
November 21, 2011
different look using glass as a wall.
drbalzac added this to drbalzac's Favorites
October 30, 2011
cwagner19 added this to october renovation
October 30, 2011
w. lower ceilings this is similar to a feeling that id like to obtain
shengfan added this to shengfan's Favorites
October 23, 2011
Book room
sonocontenta added this to Bookcase Details
October 10, 2011
Still like that willy nilly books detail...plan for it? Cannot w/ only 7" depth but these are stacked UP
lerusik added this to lerusik's Favorites
September 21, 2011
Office
lbbdesign added this to lbbdesign's Favorites
September 12, 2011
Table / chair
Kesavan Vbk added this to Workspaces by K
August 30, 2011
So much space to keep books and computer and extra space for doing manual works
Brian Bobel added this to office space
August 29, 2011
industrial
hanyah added this to hanyah's Favorites
August 21, 2011
W
taxman added this to taxman's ideas
August 13, 2011
ceiling unfinished and lights
jakeusu added this to office
August 13, 2011
the lights
espanola_ok added this to espanola_ok's Favorites
July 30, 2011
The loft bookcases
benjy00 added this to benjy00's Favorites
July 26, 2011
Shelf
apollo908 added this to apollo908's Favorites
July 25, 2011
Work
Nancy S. added this to nancyshouse's Favorites
July 20, 2011
Shelf
tnad added this to tnad's ideas
July 19, 2011
shelf above desk
mhughesky added this to mhughesky's ideas
July 18, 2011
Desk Storage
msaidan added this to New House
July 3, 2011
Office and library space!
casparnoah21 added this to casparnoah21's ideas
June 26, 2011
Ceiling basement
cajo89 added this to cajo89's Favorites
June 22, 2011
Moveis
knoxg added this to knoxg's Favorites
May 16, 2011
Office
applewoodstock added this to applewoodstock's Favorites
May 14, 2011
Oh
madinbkk added this to office
May 13, 2011
Atmosphere, ceiling height, table sizing
thevollms added this to thevollms's Favorites
May 3, 2011
JAke's rm
rdgold added this to rdgold's ideas
April 25, 2011
computer desk
clatour added this to office
March 29, 2011
table for computer desk
oddepod added this to oddepod's Favorites
March 22, 2011
Three varying elements of this room create a look of three. The open doorway to the left. The wall of work space at the back. And the left-hand wall filled with books. Note how the weight of the room crescendos to the bookshelves, drawing the energy from the entrance to the base of the room.
tthames added this to office
March 21, 2011
table/desk (with 2 small drawers?) and chair
rneyer added this to rneyer's ideas
March 9, 2011
Bookshelves on west wall, table on south wall under windows
thuevans added this to thuevans's ideas
March 2, 2011
bookcase
lauren515 added this to lauren515's Favorites
March 2, 2011
Bookshelves.
angiewar added this to angiewar's ideas
February 21, 2011
Bookshelves on one side of wall
discoblue added this to desk ideas
February 20, 2011
small storage above desk
leeannez added this to leeannez's Favorites
February 14, 2011
Untidy books
femi_adi added this to femi_adi's Favorites
February 13, 2011
Bookshelf
carriewilce added this to ideas for office
February 1, 2011
Nice big desk, tons of storage
Stephanie Mong-Williams added this to StephVin with Style (Midlothian, VA)
January 26, 2011
I'll be up in the Study
marie5123 added this to marie5123's Favorites
January 2, 2011
The books, library meets factory.
Rob Speck added this to rspeck's ideas
December 30, 2010
Office?
kiiabyrd added this to kia davis ideas
December 30, 2010
setup for back wall- this way you can have the hawk cabinets and add a little artwork.
22feetover added this to susanboyd's ideas
December 28, 2010
table made into desk, bright red
helen_of_rose added this to helen_of_rose's ideas
December 17, 2010
w15
Nathaniel Ball added this to idesigner's ideas
December 12, 2010
Like the wall being entirely shelves. Like the use of wood.
artnerd added this to artnerd's ideas
December 1, 2010
like the long wall desk
kconfer added this to Office/Library
November 29, 2010
Books Light fixtures Open space
thedesigngroup added this to tdesigngroup's ideas
November 28, 2010
Love the lighting
manop added this to manop's ideas
November 21, 2010
I like the shelf and large window
ducmangmango added this to ducmangmango's ideas
November 10, 2010
library
ingeborg added this to buro
October 23, 2010
Boeken. Opbergen boven buro.
brea51280 added this to brea51280's ideas
October 7, 2010
shelving
julian sahagun added this to julsasa's Favorites
September 18, 2010
Ms
mariacar added this to mariacar's Favorites
September 15, 2010
Estudio
kahaney added this to studio office
August 29, 2010
This is TOO much, but I want ample book storage
jordigaxiola added this to jordigaxiola's Favorites
August 25, 2010
Oficina sin ventilation
abeck added this to office
August 24, 2010
expanse of shelves
dwhitsett added this to dwhitsett's ideas
August 22, 2010
table
ginabean added this to home office
August 11, 2010
wall o book shelves
jeffstuts added this to Officey-office
July 21, 2010
Brilliant shelves. Great desk, chair.
kmorehead added this to kmorehead's ideas
July 3, 2010
organization
Eroc DaParty added this to home office
July 3, 2010
like the lights..
marianfaux added this to office
April 21, 2010
balance in room, wall of books but more...no built ins more appealing?
lkascani added this to lkascani's ideas
April 7, 2010
storage over desktop
stacyhawkins added this to stacyhawkins's ideas
March 17, 2010
love the industrial bookish look of this
sully added this to sully's general ideas
February 13, 2010
It's non conformist and simple.
Margaret Everton added this to Refining Your Dwelling Despite Several Moves
September 7, 2009
Get your work space right. Set up a pleasant space that flows efficiently, allows you to get work done, and provides pleasure. Have a an organizational system (files, shelves, bins) that translate easily into any kind of room and space.
Kit Pollard added this to The Devil - and Everything Else - Is in the Details
September 6, 2009
This home office is full of personalizing details, especially on the bookshelves. All those books, so haphazardly stacked - I love them! But my favorite part of the space is on the desk - the cool prints leaning casually against the wall. They're vibrant and fun and give immediate insight into the people who make this office their home.
Margaret Everton added this to Drawing a Blank: The Balance of Blank Spaces
September 6, 2009
Art propped against a wall like this creates a casual lived-in look of sophistication. This library is both quite grown-up and just plain fun. With so much well-organized detail, the blank space here is like taking a deep fresh breath.
Becky Harris added this to Home Offices that Make You Want to Take Care of Business
September 6, 2009
This space is modern and warm. It has just enough elements to keep me inspired without being distracted.
Margaret Everton added this to Using The Rule of Three In Your Home's Design
September 6, 2009
Three varying elements of this room create a look of three. The open doorway to the left. The wall of work space at the back. And the left-hand wall filled with books. Note how the weight of the room crescendos to the bookshelves, drawing the energy from the entrance to the base of the room.
badmofro added this to Office Ideas
June 16, 2009
Shelving
lpkitty added this to ideal spaces
June 15, 2009
the bookcases
akarsten added this to akarsten's ideas
June 14, 2009
loft bookcases
katie hagar added this to favs
May 20, 2009
huge bookcase, large red desk
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