Photo by Allison Grimes
Photo by Allison Grimes
Photo by Allison Grimes

Condo Living: New Brew

Exposed beams, from the original brewery. Exposed brick, beautiful in its organic state of wear over the years.
Well, you’re not doing anything to change those—which is why designing for a large condo space like this one is all about the careful details.
Joe D’Aversa and his crew helped update this unit from its previous ’90s incarnation of rich wood and earth tones, replacing it with a Tribeca loft spin; a modern, wide-open space that fills with light from every angle.
“I look at it as one big canvas to create in, like when a painter does a painting,” D’Aversa said.

The unit is situated perfectly so that no matter where you stand, there are windows. Every room has its shadows and light.

Priority: The cabinets stayed the same because of budget, and because we agreed that we would incorporate as many existing pieces as possible and add where necessary. New bathrooms were more important.

Centerpiece: The sofa was one of those pieces we needed to work around. We saw right away that it needed to become a focal point and not a distraction. It’s always a challenge, and rewarding when you can make it work.

Where to shop:
One of my big secrets is Grandview Mercantile on High Street. I feel right at home there.