Joshua Bell LoftNew 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.