Saturday, July 14, 2012


THE BREWSTER CARRIAGE HOUSE is a six story brick building in Nolita (NY), used in the late 19th century as the original Brewster & Co. carriage factory and the center of America`s most important industry, horse-drawn vehicles. Converted in 2005 to residential units at the upper floors and to commercial spaces at the ground floor, the original factory has been transformed into luxury condos facing the intersect among Soho, Chinatown, Little Italy and the lower East Side.
MINIMAL has made this historic passage not only possible but also smooth and sophisticated. Kitchens are sleek and custom-made showing a unique commitment to detail and respect for the building’s history. Adding a contemporary touch to the typical look of Soho’s industrial spaces, the kitchens show a perfect integration between past and present. Italian craftsmanship and aesthetic sensitivity are embodied by MINIMAL’s kitchens that stand out as sculptures in the middle of bright and open lofts. Together with Bocci circular light pendants shaped like teardrops and equipped with state-of-the-art Control 4 smart-home technology, each apartment is technologically advanced and can be controlled by owners via phone or computer. Black porcelain and Bianco Borealis stone maintain an American and Italian design vocabulary.

CURIOSITY: Rumors have a major woman film director is in contract to buy a penthouse. A-list celebs are all over the building, which has three-bedrooms and quirky, one-bedroom lofts. The sales team sold apartments to John Legend and Daniel Craig.

Little Red House: 374 Broome St. New York, NY
Developer: Ross Morgan
Architect: Archi-tectonics
Designer: Stefano Venier for MINIMAL
Year: 2011


Models used: Glam – Verve

Finish: Tele Grigio light gray matte lacquer (11 coats) with matte lacquered kick plates and grooves

Interiors: light gray melamine F4star certified, Hettich drawers soft closing mechanism and soft closing hinges on the upper and tall cabinets

Countertop / blacksplash : Bianco Borealis marble countertops

Under cabinet lighting: LED double density recessed into the upper cabinet

Faucets: by Newform with filtered water

Custom sunken fridge handles

Appliances: by Miele


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