Loft Y Penthouse
Nestled in the vibrant heart of Beirut, a luminous city loft allows a harmonious experience of urban living. Upon entering the space, one is struck by the double height ceiling creating an openness with its tall off-white weaved panels orchestrating a play of filtered light throughout the day. A wooden walnut staircase gracefully ascends, paving the way to the mezzanine level that blends natural textures and warm tones, and invites for exploration.
The first level of the loft features an airy salon, adorned with concrete tiles that add a touch of industrial charm. The salon seamlessly merges with an open African walnut wooden kitchen, boasting a quartz countertop that gives warmth to the space, creating an inviting space for cooking and socializing. The adjacent terrace, treated with the same materials as the interior, blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, and provides an extension of the living space with a seamless connection to the surrounding environment.
Ascending to the mezzanine level, one is greeted by a breathtaking panoramic view of the salon and the city beyond. This elevated vantage point gives the impression of being nestled on top of a tree overlooking the bustling cityscape while providing a tranquil retreat where one can appreciate the loft's architecture and absorb the captivating urban landscape. A large glass window in the master bedroom, serves as a captivating frame for observing the view allowing the panorama to become an integral part of the bedroom's ambiance.
The color palette of the loft embraces an off-white patina, enveloping the walls with a subtle warmth that enhances the overall sense of tranquility and comfort. Floor to ceiling oak wood doors, invites one to explore the different rooms. Local materials, playing a prominent role in the design, add a touch of authenticity to the space: custom-made terrazzo tiles adorned with marble aggregates of green and ochre tonalities, adding a touch of texture to the floors and walls of the bathrooms, and casted bronze door knobs further infuses the space with a sense of craftsmanship.
Client | Carlos Yammine
Location | Jisr El Wateh, Beirut, Lebanon
Area | 180 sqm
Date of Completion | April 2023
Team | Tara Sakhi, Elie Harb
General Contractor | Urban Dreams, Maroun Manhal
Photos | Cyril Aris