• Painted floors, Marmoleum countertops, and IKEA cabinets and plumbing products helped John Hubert hit the extra-slim budget for this loft.

    Credit: Halkin

    Painted floors, Marmoleum countertops, and IKEA cabinets and plumbing products helped John Hubert hit the extra-slim budget for this loft.
john hubert architects, wyncote, pa.

Given a raw space of exposed masonry and timber framing, John Hubert, AIA, decided to leave well enough alone—mostly. The space—in the former and aptly named Triangle Theater—was challenging in its shape but possessed 11-foot ceilings and abundant natural light.

To preserve the loft's felicitous openness, the architect carefully inserted freestanding elements to differentiate functional zones. He painted the ceilings white for added brightness but dropped their height over the new kitchen/gathering area to “better define the space.” And a new elevated “sleeping box” plays with the experience of solid and void.

The judges praised the architect's restraint and the “beautiful job” he did with the plan.

principal in charge / project architect: John Hubert, AIA, John Hubert Architects
general contractor: John Hubert, AIA, John Hubert Associates, Wyncote, Pa.
project size: 1,380 square feet
construction cost: Approximately $57 per square foot
photography: Halkin Photography.

product specs
bathroom plumbing fixtures:IKEA, Kohler Co.; bathroom and kitchen cabinets, kitchen plumbing fixtures:IKEA; countertops: Forbo Flooring North America (Marmoleum); dishwasher: Electrolux Home Products (Frigidaire); garbage disposer:In-Sink-Erator; hardware:Schlage Lock Co.; lighting fixtures: Cooper Lighting (Halo), Tech Lighting, YLighting; oven, refrigerator:General Electric Co.; paints/stains:Benjamin Moore & Co., Sikkens