WEST HOLLYWOOD LOFT
Friends, a new couple moving into their first joint space asked for help. They found a great apartment overlooking Santa Monica Blvd, it was in a fantastic location, had spectactular views, but an awkward layout. The space was divided into 2 unequal areas by a bath that could not be moved. Also, the kitchen while having very nice finishes, was a galley along one wall and therefore not conducive to serious cooking. They requested a work zone, and wanted 2 seating areas, one of which could be converted into guest sleeping.
Our solution was to utilize the larger volume just inside the entrance by creating 4 separate zones divided entirely by furniture placement. We created a living, dining, entry and office. the office and living are separated by a large floor to ceiling and nearlyl room length storage wall, while creating distinct areas, is open enough to see through to maintain the original sense of openness.
Our proposal was to make the kitchen more functional simply by providing 2 long narrow work tables to both create a defined work zone in the kithcen, while also providing addtional food prep area and room for bar stools for casual dining and cocktails.
The smaller of the 2 volumes is utilized as casual lounge area opening onto the terrace.