Is This the Most Impressive Loft in New York City?

The Broadway McKenna Building is exactly how modern loft living ought to look.


Built in 1867, it carries a century’s worth of history from its original use as an industrial warehouse in NYC’s Greenwich Village.


With only three lofts ranging from 2,400 to 3,200 square feet, and one penthouse featuring a 900 square foot terrace, it’s one of the most exclusive spots in Manhattan.


Montreal’s Escobar Design by Lemay executed the interiors with the concept of infinity in mind, and brought the exterior’s exuberant whiteness inside.


The elevator, which leads directly into each apartment, is framed by a custom art piece — an impressive Italian mosaic mural — that is enhanced by precise, thin LED light strips, intensifying the brightness of the space.


The use of expansive open areas, colossal windows, and radiant tones accentuate the homes’ spaciousness, and the lighted drop ceilings emphasize height. Italian Calacatta marble is used everywhere from the living space to the bathroom, further elevating its luxuriousness.


An outstanding fireplace, undisputedly the centre of attention, is a 17-foot-long monolith wrapped in the same marble. Its effect is amplified by embedding the fireplace into the drop ceiling, giving it the illusion of infinite height.


Last but not least, what’s modern-day lavishness without the best tech? The kitchens are equipped with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, both known for their well-designed, reliable high quality.


And the rest of the home is controlled by Creston’s cutting edge automation system for lighting, sound, heat, air conditioning, and security, which allows for a streamlined lifestyle in timeless simplicity.


Photography: Robert Lowell