28 Mar 2021 • New York, United States
DUMBO Loft Apartment
Alloy Development’s latest project at 168 Plymouth is the last historic factory to residential loft conversion to take place in Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood. The two 100 plus-year-old paint factories, an 1891 Brick and Timber and a 1921 Daylight Factory have been transformed entirely by the architecture team, with the interior furnishings of this model apartment by Rebecca Robertson Interiors. The open floor plan of the living area is accentuated by tall ceilings and the abundance of natural light. A warm color palette accented by black is used in the space that echoes back to the strong architecture of the daylight factory windows.
The foyer of the apartment opens into the three-bedroom, two-bathroom corner loft which features up to 11’-10” ceilings. The custom designed Italian cabinetry is made up of a matte white lacquer, rift oak on the island and a cast porcelain stone countertop on the island and surround on the back wall. The main bedroom of the residence presents a calming atmosphere, with a neutral color palette. A white oak Tambor wood wall behind the headboard conceals the closet. The main bathroom has double showers and vanities, a stone mosaic on the floor and a large porcelain tile on the wall.
Layering in soft, organic textures, furnishings, artwork and accessories, Robertson sought to create a space that feels lived-in rather than decorated. Her firm’s emphasis on sourcing from small vendors and crafts people resulted in accessories that feel found and collected by the apartment owners, a feeling Robertson thought was necessary in a successful model apartment. The recent shift in homes as the new center of work, family and personal lives, was taken into consideration throughout the design of the space. Robertson’s design prioritizes establishing separate corners to work, study or enjoy the family life, as well as offering flexibility.