Earlier today, I hopped around Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood with the Friends of Duane Park to preview the 12th Annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour. Whether you are a lover of design, or just a voyeur who'd kill for a glimpse into some fantastic homes, check out a sneak peek of this Sunday's show and find out how to sign up for a good cause.
On Sunday October 16th, eleven Tribeca homeowners will open their doors to the public for walk-thru's of their amazing spaces. This self-guided tour, organized by Friends of Duane Park, will highlight historic buildings, neighborhood facts and, most importantly, give a first-hand look at some impressive interiors. Tickets start at $50 and all proceeds go to restoring Duane Park—Tribeca's community-run hub for those who live and work in the nieghborhood.
Here is a preview of just three of the homes below. To find out more and reserve a ticket to view the complete lineup in person, visit www.duanepark.org.
Roi Alony's Converted Coffee Warehouse:
This 2,200 square foot space was once part of a coffee warehouse, but in its modern reincarnation, is the home of architect Roi Alony's step-daughter. Designed by Alony himself, the loft features simple white walls, clever sliding panels and is enriched by copper elements and vintage finds. This contemporary home perfectly exemplifies custom, creative living.
Cathleen & Keith's Travel-Inspired Family Living:
Located in The American Thread Building (1896), this loft is home to a culture-savy family of four. Having eventually expanded their home with the purchase of a second neighboring unit, the space spans 4,200 square feet and boasts the architectural prowness of David Piscuskas of 1100 architect. Throughout the home, you will also find a stellar art collection by the likes of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, works by local artists and friends, and photography from the family's own travels.
David & Jaime's Industrial Modern Renovation:
Perhaps the best representation of the current industrial modern aesthetic, this 2,400 square foot space is home to David, Jamie and family. The converted loft once housed the Romonoff Caviar Factory and was purchased in 2001 from an artist who was, at the time, sleeping in a tent in the middle of the raw space. After three years of laborious renovations, the finished product now rocks an open floor plan, utilitarian-chic fixtures and houses contemporary works by big-name street artists like Banksy and Mr. Brainwash.
Images: Mat Sanders