Transitioning to this simple space was seen as an opportunity for the owners to winnow possessions and highlight their art and book collections. A 21' tall egg-crate wall of books with a catwalk at mid-height defines and dramatizes the space. True to loft living, pipes and ducts are exposed and rooms open to each other to capture light and views. The occasional need for privacy is met by large sliding panels of pale green glass and a pair of floating colored walls. The new kitchen and bath take materials cues from the glass doors and double-height windows bringing the detailing into harmony throughout.