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Historic Manhattan Loft Renovation

Renovating a landmarked former button factory

This week we met up with Sweeten Expert Mick (pictured above) at one of his newly finished projects. The work entailed the complete renovation of a 2,000 sqft loft, located within a landmarked, former button factory on Manhattan’s Water St. The homeowners of the loft had worked with Mick on a previous renovation and were very pleased with the results. So naturally, they were excited to work with Mick’s team again for this new project. The renovation involved a brand new kitchen, bathroom, bedroom with a large closet, new lighting for the living room, and custom-crafted window sills made of old support beams.

–as a bonus for this visit, we were able to catch Mick with his photographer, Kristopher Johnson of Deep Tanks Studio, as the two set up for a photo shoot of the renovated space. Here’s a look at the finished loft with ‘after’ photos from Kristopher Johnson:


The new, modern kitchen is another example of ikea at its best –outfitted with ikea cabinets and countertops in white quartz mirror fleck (no longer available), as well as sink fixtures from ikea. Mick told us that when installing an ikea kitchen like this one, the cabinetry has to be adjusted and cut down on site for a custom fit.


Some of the special features of the layout are the hidden, stacked washer/dryer by GE, and a stainless steel wine chiller by Monogram tucked next to the fridge.


The bathroom also underwent a complete renovation which included custom walnut cabinets and acrylic vanity tops. We love how the new recessed shelving creates an opportunity for display while keeping vanity clutter to a minimum.


Mick says that during the renovation they expanded the bathroom size; in doing so, it became necessary to relocate the plumbing which they hid away inside the raised platform-style floor.


The glass mosaic tile makes a bold statement on the shower walls; check out more colors at tile daily. The acrylic tub and bath fixtures are from Waterworks.

Big thanks to Mick and his team!

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