The 2nd Street Loft is situated on the fourth floor of an historic, six-story reinforced concrete building, originally built in 1926 to serve as a B.F. Goodrich tire warehouse. After Prohibition, the building was purchased by Seagram’s Distillery and used as a warehouse and office space. The building was later occupied by a lithography company that operated out of the building until 1995, after which it was redeveloped and converted to residential use.
▼室内空间局部，partial interior view
The current owners of the 2nd Street Loft were attracted to the building’s warehouse vibe, and its rich industrial history. They saw the potential of the 1765-square-foot space, despite the previous floor plan which had introduced angles into the narrow 20-foot-wide by 80-foot-long floor plan. New work began by removing the angles to create a rational floor plan, and to allow natural light from the largest window to fill the entire length of the apartment. “The idea was to create a minimalist, modern, and open feeling for what is a relatively tight space,” notes Stephen Stept, design architect for the project. “We divided the loft into two long zones; a livable hallway that marries circulation with activity, and an enclosed portion that houses private functions.” The palette is simple and clean; white for everything that is built in, complemented by concrete columns and an exposed concrete ceiling plane, with dark wood flooring to visually ground the space.
▼走廊空间，白色的内置构件、混凝土柱和天花板以及深色木地板创造出简洁而干净的色调，the hallway, white built-in components, concrete columns and ceilings, and dark wood flooring create a simple and clean palette
▼走廊式空间一侧的白色架子，提供储藏和展览空间，the white shelving lines one side of the hallway to provide storage and display space
▼走廊式空间一侧的墨菲隐壁床，可供客人留宿，the Murphy bed in the hallway for guests when they stay over
▼走廊另一侧空间，通过推拉门将私人空间与走廊分隔开来，the private space on the other side of the hallway which is defined by sliding doors
▼开放式厨房，配有白色橱柜和台面，the open-style kitchen featuring white cabinetry and countertops
▼浴室，天花板中央设有狭长灯带，一直延伸到墙壁上，the bathroom with a narrow strip of light at the central ceiling that runs down onto the wall
Custom, white shelving lines one side of the hallway to provide storage and display space—and keep clutter at bay—while accentuating the length and sense of space within the loft. A Murphy bed folds out of the wall for when guests stay over. The other side of the hallway holds private spaces and is defined by horizontal-slatted aluminum and frosted-glass sliding doors, which hide the master suite and a powder room. The sliding doors provide maximum flexibility and serve as an elegant contrasting detail to the simple lines of the white storage component. The bathroom is lit by a narrow strip of light that runs the length of the bathroom and down onto the wall. At the end of the hallway, the space opens up into an open-style kitchen featuring white cabinetry and countertops, and a small living area. A shared rooftop deck provides social space for the building occupants.
▼墨菲隐壁床空间和白色置物架细节，details of the Murphy bed and the white shelving
▼推拉门细节，磨砂玻璃推拉门上覆有水平铝制板条，details of the sliding doors, horizontal-slatted aluminum is attached on frosted-glass sliding doors
Architect: Feldman Architecture – Steven Stept, Partner in Charge
Location: San Francisco
Size: 1,815 sqft
Design Architect: Axelrod + Stept Architects
Completed: February 2015
Structural Engineer: PROVEST Engineering
Landscape Architect: Huettl Landscape Design
Lighting Design: Tali Ariely
Photography: Jasper Sanidad
Materials: Hallway cabinetry (custom-designed Painted wood by the architect; fabricated by Bartlett Cabi-nets), Kitchen cabinets (Arclinea from WPA San Francisco), Horizontal slatted aluminum and glass sliding doors (Adielle), Kitchen counter (Corian), Flooring (Prefinished, European Oak Monarch Plank, 7” wide. Calabria Collection, Erbano)