Exposed bricks and cast-iron columns abound inside this artist’s loft in SoHo, NYC.
He’s retained its industrial look, including its brickwork and worn hardwood flooring. The 48-ft-long great room has large, wood-framed factory windows and towering 14-ft-high ceilings.
The 2,700 sq ft SoHo property is currently configured as a one-bedroom space, with a master bathroom and a separate powder room. The agent suggests refashioning this into a second bedroom, or stealing some square footage from the open-plan living room and kitchen, which is fitted with white subway tiles, stainless steel appliances and a custom L-shaped island made from reclaimed barn timber.
Kadel’s home sits inside a Second Empire-style six-storey building designed by William Field & Son for clothing manufacturer Charles Hastings in 1869. One of SoHo’s original cast-iron buildings, it is capped by a mansard roof and cast-iron cupola. The building was turned into the Ironclad Artists’ Lofts in 1977 by a group of creatives – many of whom still live in the cooperative today.