A loft large enough to ride your bike in sounds like the paragon of city living. Problem is: how do you actually live in over 4,000-square-feet of raw space?
It took three years to build, but the Emerald Art Glass House now hovers above the factory in the South Side neighborhood, overlooking the Monongahela River, railway line and bridges.
This 1,500-square-foot Long Island City loft is white from floor to ceiling it is so streamlined that there are no doors, save for the front door and one to the storage room.
Architect Antonie Bertherat-Kioes and her family were looking for a house – and found an old transformer station with lots of industrial charm. They have converted it to a fabulous holiday home.