Tuesday, April 28

Loft Pioneer.

I'm just back in town from Savannah and playing quite a bit of catch-up, but I wanted to share this beautiful Soho Loft that LoftLife Magazine featured. It just took my breath away. Twenty-eight years ago, brave sculptor Michele Oka Doner and her family broke new territory with the purchase of this stunning New York SoHo loft. It remains their home today. At the time, lofts were still uncharted territory but for city dwellers, the quest for space sending them in search of these larger lofts where space was at a maximum. Especially for those who choose to lived on the overcrowded island of Manhattan.

Artists are the modern-day pioneers, moving into massive industrial spaces that offer a new and spacious way of life. “The recipe of living in homes made up of little boxes had stuck for almost a century. Then, all of a sudden these large warehouses looked delicious,” says this pioneer, sculptor Michele Oka Doner. Here's a peek at her amazing loft claim and the transformation they gave it.









23 comments:

shanon said...

Wow! =)

Hope you had a great time in Savannah! Can't wait to see/hear about it.

simplycreative said...

What a contrast to Savannah, loft images! Really amazing place, and an amazing artist. I love her work and how it is reflected in her home. I'd love to see more artist's homes.

jenna rose said...

This space is amazing. The library is incredible.

Beatriz Kim said...

Welcome back! Hope your travels have been safe and pleasant!

Whenever I see the word "loft" on your title post, my heart races and my fingers can hardly wait for your blog to download!

Of course...as always...you don't disappoint! What a gorgeous and amazing loft space! It's my favorite loft of all time!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a fantabulous day!

mrs boo radley said...

Long live the loft...

Char said...

a loft - my dream home....well that or a small cottage on a small island off the coast of north carolina.

Sam said...

What a memorable space. I love the floor to ceiling - wall to wall bookcases.

You always have the best finds.

xx,


Sam @PrettyLovely

Shelby said...

All those books = HEAVEN. Wow

Danielle said...

I really don't mean to conjure up a sing-along, but this place TAKES MY BREATH AWAY!
The library
The dining area
The kitchen
The workspace
WOWZA!

manuel said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing! I would love to explore the space in the last image! Thanks for the inspiration!

blossom said...

absolutely stunning.....i want that library space, what an incredible excuse to buy books with that amazing space to fill..gorgeous
xx

Ashley L. said...

WOW! These places are all so beautiful and HUGE! I have a hope to live in a loft in a city someday! :)

cottoncolors said...

It's hard for me to imagine loft living, but if I did, I would want it to look like this! Lovely!

dmstudio said...

I believe this is the Loft that was in the movie Ghost.

umama said...

ahh so gorgeous! I am insanely jealous... and I agree with DM... I would never recognize it from Ghost!

Elizabeth Alley said...

I love her work. What a treat to see where she lives & works!

Anonymous said...

dmstudio, I was thinking the exact same thing. If it isn't the same one, it is definitely inspired by the loft in Ghost.

Amy said...

Love the library and the three tier display of pictures - and the unique shape of the kitchen! Makes me want a loft!

Stéphanie said...

I love the library ! It 's wondeful!
Kisses from Paris !

travelingmama said...

What a dream! I miss our loft from our early days of marriage. There is just something about a loft that is so special- the perfect background to any style!

evesimone said...

LOVE Michele Oka Doners work, I have always been a fan. She had a show in Chelsea a few months ago, if you have some time check out her "Soul Catchers". Beautiful.
Savannah? I went to SCAD! Miss the oak trees & spanish moss...

my names Jo, what's yours? said...

amazing, just, wow.

Tracy Lorna Nors said...

No wonder she's smiling, what a great space!