Historic warehouse turned modern loft
The Decatur is a 3,400-square-foot, multi-level, contemporary loft space located in the Manchester Industrial Historic District in Richmond, Virginia.
With three floors, high ceilings, and enthralling views, the goal was to celebrate the vertical nature of the space. The main living area on the top floor was kept open, as is customary in lofts. The middle floor, which contained the bedrooms and home office, was divided using custom walnut and acrylic pocket shoji doors. The doors opened to an interior common area with a meditation fountain that greeted those who entered from the bottom floor.
Highly customized features created a unique living experience for the homeowners. New, environmentally-responsible materials were chosen to complement the existing Longleaf pine and hand-formed bricks. In the kitchen, a metallic laminate used on the base cabinets, combined with a white solid surface countertop, created a floating feeling. A custom, three-sided fireplace created a monolithic focal point throughout the top floor, as well as a separation between the living and dining areas. Special care was taken in the design of the master closet, as it was positioned in a hallway between the master bedroom and bathroom and needed to create a sense of order and continuity.
The Decatur has been featured in Southern Living, Dream Lofts & Condos, R-Home Magazine, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.