A Brooklyn Loft Emerges From a Former Paper Factory

A Brooklyn Loft Emerges From a Former Paper Factory

OSSO Architecture overhauled an apartment in a former paper factory in Brooklyn, New York, that had not been touched since the 1980s. At that time, the industrial building was converted into make-shift artist apartments that now needed extensive renovations for modern day living. The Boerum Hill Loft is now open and modern, complete with original details that add both character and charm.

A load-bearing brick wall came down to double the living room space, which is outfitted with mid-century furnishings.

The original spiral staircase leads to the second floor main bedroom, bathroom and outdoor terrace. An additional ladder-like set of stairs in the kitchen provides access to a loft bedroom for overnight guests.

The overall palette features neutral colors and architectural finishes that include natural oak, maple, American walnut, reclaimed brick and blackened steel.


Photos by Morten Schmidt.