the wooster & mercer lofts, rosslyn, virginia | commercial project
Wooster & Mercer Lofts
Poliform | sagartstudio provided upgrades for kitchens, wardrobes, and dressing rooms.
Developer: ABDO Development
Architect: Cunningham Quill Architects
Interior Design: Poliform | sagartstudio
This exclusive 87-unit condominium development is located in Rosslyn, fusing modern exposed ceilings with expansive windows and original, historic brick throughout the building. Below, a residence at the Mercer loft is featured with its new kitchen and interior.
"ABDO’s Mercer lofts have a strong industrial urban character. This bold architecture provided the framework for the design solution of unit 606, which Sunil Thakor fell in love with. Exposed concrete ceilings, pipes, and ducts; two-story windows; and a steel staircase to the outdoor terrace take your breath away.
"We set out to create an inviting, yet hip and cozy multifunctional living space with an open layout (including the integration of an eat-in kitchen), while preserving the raw industrial look. We decided against using window treatments in the living room, allowing the window panes to sculpt the light instead.
"Despite conventional real estate wisdom dictating the maximization of living space, it's the natural light, sheer height, and abundance of space that make this living room. To maintain the sense of focus and character of an atelier, furnishings are sparse but dramatic and refined.
"The color palette was simplified as well – a Flexform sectional sofa was upholstered in a textured fabric resembling exposed concrete. A minimalist low chest of drawers in a black high-gloss lacquer underlines a sculptural composition of the TV and speaker system. Round coffee and dining tables provide welcome juxtaposition to the square window panes and the shades they cast on the floor during the day.
"A wool area rug hand-made in Tibet, an iconic Arco lamp by Flos in metal, and carrera marble complete the vision of a young professional lifestyle - bold and confident." --Vincent Sagart