Tapped to reimagine and fully gut renovate this two-plus-one bedroom, three-bathroom loft in a pre-war building in the heart of SoHo, Legeard Studio was responsible for establishing the refined, industrial design and interior architecture for this open-floor residence. The first elements to notice upon entry are the Jean Prouvé-inspired gun blue steel front door, along with the structural columns and exposed beams strategically integrated into the open floor plan to maximize the ceiling height. A white-washed exposed brick wall juxtaposes the darker, cooler color palette and materials accentuating the living and dining spaces. Two designated living rooms allow the user to have varied experiences within the same space. One is more of a social hub for gathering and conversing, using lighter, softer finishes, while the adjacent space has a fireplace clad in blue gun steel and a wood-burning stove for a cozier setting. Custom for the clients, an automated system was manufactured to move their artwork up and down, away from the heat, when needed. To the left of the fireplace is a library, complete with steel shelving anchored into the brick wall, as well as a suspended oak bar with a jutting marble countertop.