There are fewer better New York status symbols than a fancy loft, but even these wealth-sinks can be designed with an eye on sustainability.
Inhabitat identified this unit at 125 Watts Street in Manhattan’s fashionable Tribeca neighborhood. Measuring 1,850 square feet, it features locally-sourced materials and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
In fact, a highlight of the design is the way the space emphasizes the original wood beams, which date back to a period between 1900 and 1940. The flooring is oak and the massive windows are framed in mahogany.
The kitchen is stocked with Energy Star appliances from Viking, Liebher, and Miele. They’ll probably see a lot of use, as the new owners probably won’t want to leave such a lovely space to go out to dinner!