To create the illusion of a floating stair, designers hid the support in the wall behind the stairs. This support, along with the co-planar, clear-tempered glass rails and childproof open slots elegantly comply with New York's rigorous safety code as well as the highest child safety standards.
Even though the master bedroom is on the small side, homeowners didn't want to forfeit functionality, so designers gained floor space where they could. They mounted floating nightstands to either side of the wall for extra storage underneath. They also created a floor-to-ceiling wall of closet space, adding storage without bringing extra, bulky furniture into the space. These additions kept the master bedroom space sleek and modern without sacrificing functionality and storage.
Throughout the Noho Loft's design, the homeowners needed a way to make their small spaces look larger and feel more functional, so designers had custom fabricated steel doors and sliding paneling made to help with this. Since many of the doors are not fixed, they allow the homeowners to customize their space to fit their needs at the moment, and because the doors slide rather than swing, they take up less room in the design so the home has more functional floor space.
The Noho Duplex in New York City has street level entry. With the windows on the front exterior of the space, this left little room for privacy in the home's previous design. The homeowners wanted an industrial feel for their home, so they wanted to stick with a more modern design and didn't want the clutter of having to hang curtains to get privacy, so designers created a two-fold privacy plan. First, they replaced the homes existing windows with frosted paned windows to obscure the view from the street. Then, they added custom fabricated, full height, glazed steel bi-fold doors with frosted glass panels to create a sort of "foyer" in the space. These doors are retractable, so once the family is in for they night, they can fold up the doors and enjoy the open spaces in their home.
From the street level, designers replaced the home's original glass windows with frosted glass to add a layer of privacy to the home without the bulk of adding window treatments. Wrought iron bars add security, while complementing the sleek, modern style of the interior spaces.