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“River Loft by Robert Young Architects.” Rayner, Melia. July 16, 2018.
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In a city notorious for its lack of sleep, what more could you want in an apartment than a space that encourages rest and relaxation? Surrounded by all the hub of New York City, the River Loft apartment designed by Robert Young Architects draws on an open layout and stripped-back palette to allow the city lights to shine through while creating a definitive barrier between the outside and in.

Opening up what could have been cramped and segmented space, Robert Young Architects have created open communal spaces for cooking, dining and living, positioned to take in the views afforded by the enviable location. Tucked slightly back are the more private areas such as the bedrooms and bathrooms, gently signaled by the timber cladding that evokes a Japanese ryokan style aesthetic (and accommodates some cleverly concealed storage).

Furthering the light, slightly Scandinavian interior aesthetic, Robert Young Architects have used timber flooring throughout the apartment, with predominantly white walls and exposed columns in the living area. A soft grey brick backdrop in the kitchen contrasts nicely with the sleek marble bench, while in the living area built-in shelving and recessed framing for the resident’s art creates subtle dynamic without distracting from the neutral atmosphere of the space. Top off the interior with the tactile furnishings, handcrafted details and soft lighting and we can't think of a more perfect interior foil for the bustling pace of inner city life. Our only complaint is that we’re yet to find it listed for holiday rentals – but best believe we're keeping an eye out!

In the kitchen, sleek white laminate and marble match nicely with the natural tones of the exposed brick feature wall and soft textural blinds. Oak bench stools add further texture and warmth to the space.