At the centre of the apartment lies a hand-troweled raked plaster volume, encasing the bathrooms and utility spaces. “Inspired by bush-hammered concrete walls made famous by Paul Rudolph and others, we worked with a local artisan to develop a softer, textured surface that would create an interplay of shadow and light against the more refined, elemental pieces in the apartment,” Max Worrell, co-founder of Worrell Yeung says.
Crowning the living, dining and kitchen space is the Ceppo di Gre marble island. Co-founder of Worrell Yeung Jejon Yeung says the kitchen island anchors the loft, defining the space as a distinct object. “There was a strong desire to express the island’s ‘object-ness’ by keeping it very elemental in form, yet still arranging the stone planes to invite comfortable congregation with these square stone niches that embed into the wood floor,”Jejon says.
This same material language finds its way into the master suite, and spectacularly into the powder room, with a smoky glass wall and Tinos green marble vanity under the historic column. By contrast, the children’s bathroom is a bold moment of colour with bright yellow tiles.