We've seen lots of art-filled homes recently. From the over-the-top Art Cave in California to the more modest Mini House Tour of Pam's Art-Filled Condo. The SoHo loft of art advisors Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner falls somewhere in the middle. Their home, recently profiled in The New York Times, is an homage to their collection and the joy of living with art that you love...Installment Plan looks at the couple's love affair with their vast collection and the commissioned work of Belgian artist Jan De Cock that runs throughout the apartment as a commentary to the existing collection.
While this apartment is very large for a one bedroom (4,500-square-feet), some of the details make good design sense in small spaces, too. James Harb, the architect who renovated the space, lowered the ceiling a small amount. (They are still eleven feet tall.) This single design decision hid the sloping ceiling of the old building, allowed the ductwork to be completely hidden, and created a universal soffit to hide overhead lights throughout the apartment.
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(Pics: Nikolas Koenig)