loft

Taking her own space to task, DUB Studios founder Natalya Kashper led the renovation and restoration of her $6.9 million SoHo loft. After a year of demolition and permit bureaucracy, Kashper got to work, and told New York Times reporter Mimi Zeiger she spent 10 months and $2.8 million reforming the once “Pop-Art inspired bachelor pad” into a bare, 7,200 square-foot industrial shell. The result is surprisngly warm and inviting. Furniture and fixtures are minimal, centering out rich, cherry cabinetry and a freestanding kitchen. Skylights and large windows bring in scads of natural light, which highlights the warm, wooden bones of the building. [via nytimes, photos by Fred. R. Conrad]