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Joshua Bell Loft
New York, NY | completed 2008

Heather Weiss, Project Architect
Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Situated in the flatiron district of Manhattan, this loft comprises the top two floors and roof of a former manufacturing building. Designed for the world-famous violinist, the top floor—the kitchen, dining area, living room, and study—forms one large open space that doubles as a performance space when Bell hosts musical salons in his home. A large glass and steel skylight structure fills the home with daylight; glass and steel stairs dramatically float up to the roof deck. The lower level contains a media room, bedrooms and an office. The material palette throughout was inspired by Bell's Stradivarius violin.
Glass and steel stairs to roof deck, with large skylight.Modern stone-clad fireplace, open on 2 sides, with steel accents.
Modern roof deck in New York City with hot tub, ipe decking and trellis, and copper fireplace
Modern roof deck in New York City with ipe and steel trellis, stone pavers, and planters.
Project info
Size: 3800 SF interior, 1600 SF roof deck
Client: Joshua Bell

Credits
Project Architect: Heather Weiss, Charles Rose Architects Inc.
Contractor: Elliot Berkowitz, Riverside Builders Inc.
Landscape Architect: VertNYC
Photography: © Chuck Choi

Publications
Architectural Digest, Joshua Bell: Orchestrating a Penthouse in New York for the Virtuoso Violinist; May 2010, pp. 110-115.