Two decades ago, Queen Elizabeth Street Loft was down and out, a warehouse all but withered. But the owners had other ideas. From the dizzying brick walls to every nut-brown timber beam, this marvellous apartment is not as good as new, but better.
The Loft is a stunning Amsterdam apartment on the fifth floor of the building Cristofori on the Prinsengracht, where each object is meticulously aligned. From exclusive designer furniture and vintage accessories to the plants in their pots and even the books on the bedside table – everything is chosen with care and is also for sale.
This luxurious penthouse is part of an imposing Gothic revival structure at London’s St. Pancras railway station. For years the 19th-century structure had languished in disrepair. It stood neglected until the mid-2000s, when the Manhattan Loft Corporation embarked on an ambitious renovation. But though the building’s exterior was restored to its former glory, the onset of the recession meant the interior got just a basic makeover. Until now.