As seen in the New York Times...Mark Turpin's City Loft room setting was inspired by a visit to the SoHo loft of a friend in Manhattan. Something about the contrast of old and new resonated with Mark...the antique brick walls and exposed steel beams against new wood floors and a modern fireplace. A stainless steel kitchen would be the perfect touch for this industrial turned residential setting.
This particular room setting features a loft within a loft. The living area has a streamlined fireplace and a very tall ceiling with skylight. One half step up from the main room there is another area for the kitchen or another use. A modern staircase leads to a lofted area overlooking the main room. This could be a bedroom or office space. If the walls could speak, one might hear the voices of industry giving way to modern life in America.
Our client continued to develop perfectly the theme we visualized for City Loft. It is decorated as its permanent resident would wish — casually, but with careful attention to expansive living in a modest space. Below the unfurnished photos are nine photos showing City Loft in its permanent home — furnished and dressed by the owner. The collector and her furnished City Loft were included in an article about miniatures written by Kate Murphy and featured in the New York Times 'Home' section on April 8, 2010.
The roombox was constructed of birch plywood and solid pine, painted satin black, and enclosed on the front with a high quality wood frame, which is hinged for easy access to the room. The interior was created using pine, poplar, basswood, acrylic paint, satin ribbon, glass and plexiglass, and stainless steel wire. The loft floors are stained in natural teak. The antique bricks are hand painted using ten colors of acrylic paint. Adjustable spotlights and backdrop lighting can be augmented with additional fixtures.
Dimensions: 27" wide, 19.5" deep, 21" high overall; living space is 22" wide, 12" deep, 17" high. Sold.
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