Tribeca Loft, New York, NY

The challenge here was to bring natural light into a large loft, the center of which would otherwise be dark. This was accomplished by raising the roof and creating a double height living room. A catwalk, which surrounds the living room, looks out onto a wraparound roof deck and the city beyond.

The kitchen, dining room, and den are organized around the sun-filled living room.

A track for model trains is cantilevered over the catwalk railing so that trains to circumnavigate the room.

Photographer: Scott Frances