Erie Loft

Erie Loft

Architect
moss Design
Location
Chicago, IL, USA | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Carmen Troesser
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Soaking TubWETSTYLE
Cube
Bathroom plumbing fixturesGROHE
Door hardwareFSB
Fireplace plasterArtisan Venetian Plaster
Master bath tileErgon
Door hardwareHäfele

Product Spec Sheet
Soaking Tub
Cube by WETSTYLE
Bathroom plumbing fixtures
by GROHE
Door hardware
by FSB
Fireplace plaster
Master bath tile
by Ergon
Door hardware
by Häfele

Erie Loft

moss Design as Architects

This former renovation project for moss now has new homeowners and a newly added master suite. Our clients wanted to increase their living space without the hassle of moving to a larger home, so when the adjacent condo hit the market, they jumped at the chance to purchase it with an idea to connect it to their duplex timber loft. We designed a creative solution by seamlessly combining condo units and reconfiguring the existing second floor to accommodate the family’s lifestyle.

 

CHALLENGES OF COMBINING CONDO UNITS
Construction is messy and disruptive, and relocating to a temporary rental space can be costly. Fortunately, our clients were able to relocate the family to their newly acquired one bedroom condo during the first phase of the renovation and construction process. During phase one, we worked on the two-story timber loft. We demolished the masonry wall connecting both units and installed a temporary wall, removed the original master bedroom drywall and entry door and installed a folding door system, and replaced the exterior windows.

 

One of the biggest challenges was dealing with the 3′ differential in floor heights between the existing unit and the new master suite unit. Further complicating the design was the 4-hour fire wall separating the two spaces. To remedy the space differential, we designed wood-trim steel stairs that work well with the industrial design and feel of the perforated steel railing along the landing.

 

LUXE MASTER SUITE PARENT RETREAT
What parent doesn’t crave a sanctuary space? No Sponge Bob or sticky surfaces, only sublime sur roundings, spa- l ike ameni t ies and a cozy, crackl ing fireplace. The ul t imate adult hygge experience.

 

It required a lot of rearranging to create the master suite. The kitchen in the existing one-bedroom condo became the master bath with custom closets, double vanity, and an open spa shower. We removed the bedroom walls and installed a custom wood wall to provide a degree of seclusion which functions as a dividing wall and closet storage space. The highlight of the bedroom is the fully customized, white oak platform bed. The bed is tricked out with integrated reading lights, hidden compartments for books and magazines with a concealed outlet for phone charging. The headboard provides a partial screen to the spa tub area and resolves the step in the floor required to make the plumbing work.

 

Material Used :
1. Folding Doors: La Cantina
2. Fireplace plaster: Artisan Venetian Plaster
3. Soaking Tub: Wet Style
4. Steel Fabrication: Orsolini Welding Fabricators
5. Cabinets, wall panels, built-in closets: rift sawn white oak, custom designed by moss Design
6. Bathroom counters: Vadara Quartz fabricated by MGM Stone
7. Master bath tile: Ergon Stone Project
8. Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Kohler, Grohe
9. Door hardware: FSB and Hafele

Read story in ItalianoDeutschPortuguêsFrançais and Español

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm
24 Jun 2022 News
Amsterdam’s iconic Droogbak building transformed into a 21st-century office space for a prestigious law firm

An iconic 19th-century building next to Amsterdam Central Station, Droogbak has been transformed int... More

Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials
24 Jun 2022 News
Renovated hacienda-style villa in Belgium respects its history while exploring form and materials

House VD-B by Graux & Baeyens architecten is a renovated hacienda-style villa in Evergem, Belgiu... More

Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)
22 Jun 2022 News
Landmark urban renewal project comes to the heart of Bruges with the completion of The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC)

In the heart of the historic city of Bruges, The Bruges Meeting & Convention Centre (BMCC) is a... More

Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest
22 Jun 2022 News
Award-winning New Museum of Ethnography by NAPUR Architect opens in Budapest

Designed by NAPUR Architect, the recently opened New Museum of Ethnography in Budapest is a purpose-... More

New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea
22 Jun 2022 News
New Royal College of Art campus by Herzog & de Meuron unveiled in Battersea

The Royal College of Art unveiled its new campus in Battersea, London this past month.  With a... More

TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity
21 Jun 2022 News
TAO’s Qingyijiang Road Elementary School explores a decentralized school system design that embraces equality, non-hierarchy, freedom, and diversity

The Qingyijiang Road Elementary School by TAO (Trace Architecture Office) explores a decentralized s... More

House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects
21 Jun 2022 News
House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rathod Design Associates explores concrete in all its aspects

Located in the coastal town of Alibaug, near Mumbai, the House of Concrete Experiments by Samira Rat... More

Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas
18 Jun 2022 News
Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architects offers a transformable platform for the exchange of ideas

Situated in an actively developing IT district of Kharkiv, Promodo Hub & Office by Bude Architec... More