Leroy Street Studio is an award-winning architectural studio inspired by innovation in design, the craft of construction, and a collaborative approach that places their clients’ needs at the centre of the design process. In this article, we will talk about the unique living and dining room trends from Leroy Street Studio!
Leroy Street Studio
Leroy Street Studio creates unique interiors tailored to individual lifestyles, personalities, interests, and tastes. The team forego ostentation, aspiring to authenticity, elegance, and comfort. Their approach is unique – Leroy Street Studio is an interior design company integrated within an architectural studio.
Leroy Street Studio
Together, Leroy Street Studio shares a passion for meticulous detail, exceptional quality, and exquisite craftsmanship. Central to their creative process, collaborations with skilled artisans and craftspeople enable them to explore new materials and fabrication techniques and to create work that is both timeless and innovative.
Leroy Street Studio – Shore House
Located at the juncture where a forest opens onto the bay, the Shore House was designed to capture both the intimacy of the wooded site and the expansiveness of the open water. A cut in the earth offers entry to the house followed by a sequence of interior and exterior spaces that slowly open to sweeping views of the bay. Designed for both large family events and as a private retreat, the waterside of the house is wrapped in large glass panels that open to a covered outdoor courtyard. Here a large masonry hearth supports the upper volume and provides a focal point for a sunken seating area. Access to the floating bedrooms and sitting room is by a hidden stair. The language of detailing is both expansive and intimate: exploring the junction between abstract modernism and handcrafted materiality. The Shore House received an AIA New York State Architecture Award, an International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum + The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, and a Society of American Registered Architects | New York Council Design Award of Excellence.
Leroy Street Studio – Dune House
The Dune House is a single-family residence in the town of Southampton, NY. Located in a dune field between the beach and a wetland preserve, the main spaces are positioned on a stone plinth above a considerable flood elevation. To maximize views of the ocean and wetlands, the public living spaces are situated on the upper level while the private areas appear to be nestled in the dunescape on the home’s lower level.
Leroy Street Studio – Oak Grove House
Set on the historic Coral Gables property of the philanthropist, Arthur Vining Davis, this project by Leroy Street Studio takes advantage of the elevated topography and the spectacular, dense collection of pin oak trees that frame views of a dramatic private waterfront inlet. The drama of the landscape running through the interior is heightened by dramatic stacked limestone walls, planters, and enormous stone slab floors that continue outside. The house itself feels as if it is floating– unsupported over 60 feet from one end of the central space to the other. The material palette and formal design of the house were developed in response to the sub-tropical climate. Passive cooling, shade and cross ventilation were important considerations to minimize energy consumption. A unique saw-cut textured stacked stone layup was developed, creating a feeling of integrity and mass throughout the building and landscape. Custom bronze-glazed terra cotta tiles and “baguette” louvres deploy a traditional local material in a modern and innovative form, while custom metal and woodwork pieces, and bespoke rosewood veneer features contribute to the projects unique, crafted quality.
Leroy Street Studio – 90 Morton Street RENDERS
This project by Leroy Street Studio is the adaptive reuse of a 1911 printing factory into a new 30-unit residential building in Manhattan’s far West Village, New York City’s formerly-gritty and bustling international port and leading industrial centre. The massive masonry industrial buildings of this period – over-structured with mighty concrete beams and hefty concrete columns – evolved specifically to handle substantial machinery live loads and featured over-scaled window openings to optimize daylight for workers to reduce lighting demands. Harnessing this simple and authentic history of the building, Leroy Street Studio has juxtaposed the raw original structure with the introduction of layers of refinement seen in natural materials and modern detailing that conveys a sense of understated luxury and timelessness. To celebrate its gritty past, the original column and beam structure are exposed, the substantial wall thickness emphasized, and the original building’s features contrasted with new solid stone and oak detailing.
Leroy Street Studio – DC Townhouse
Deliberately working in counterpoint to a 200-year-old historic townhouse, Leroy Street Studio created an unexpected interior filled with diverse and unique pieces with new custom-designed furnishings. As an interior design company, Leroy Street Studio selected modern finishes and fixtures to create a comfortable modern home within the traditional context. Antiques, like a 1960’s brass and opaline glass chandelier by the iconic Italian designer Gio Ponti, compliment the contemporary interventions by bringing warmth and intimacy.
Leroy Street Studio – Bay House
Situated in a flood plain on a barrier island, this house is elevated on piles, allowing the wetland landscape to run through the site. A wood boardwalk splits the house and opens onto a shaded elevated courtyard running the length of the site from the entry road out to the rear yard boat dock. The house’s massing is a composition of solid and void, angling outward to capture a panorama of the bay and forming an enclosed environment for respite and privacy. Storage elements and built-in furniture along the perimeter walls, including a desk and wine-storage wall, heighten the sense of enclosure.
Leroy Street Studio – Pond House
In response to a long narrow site, this house’s discrete forms were placed and connected to create intimate spaces and unexpected connections to the surrounding garden and distant views. Aesthetic restrictions imposed through a covenant requiring a traditional building inspired the project’s design, which subverts traditional massing with modern insertions and detailing. Leroy Street Studio organized the house for multi-generational use by dramatically linking discrete living spaces for different age groups to central family spaces. The buildings are clad in white-painted cedar rain screen with cedar-shingled roof – traditional materials detailed as abstract skin. The taut wood is interrupted by modern, large scale aluminium curtain walls and windows. These precise interventions hint at the structurally expressive details within: tensile stainless steel tie rods, cable-suspended stairs and floating bridges.
Leroy Street Studio – Brooklyn Townhouse
The design concept of this historic townhouse is to extend the garden into the living space while maintaining the façade of the rear garden wall. This is accomplished by cantilevering a two-story addition into the garden while carving a double-height space into the core of the building. This new space inhabit
s the zone between interior and exterior and is reached from the parlour floor by a bridge leading through the exposed brick of the rear façade. Working as both architect and builder allowed Leroy Street Studio to capture the spirit of the original structure while fine-tuning their modern intervention in real-time. A constant presence on site enabled them to precisely modify the existing structure and space to capture daylight and better integrate the rear garden into the experience of the house. Brooklyn Townhouse was a finalist in the City House category for the NYCxDESIGN Awards.
Leroy Street Studio – Louver House
Leroy Street Studio worked with the client, an avid outdoorsman, to abstract the qualities of barn construction into a dynamic residence on a former agricultural site. The resulting building is alternately solid and diaphanous – a singular volume made with delicate trusses and timber slats. The house’s public spaces are elevated to the second floor to capture the long views, while a stone fireplace divides the main living spaces from the outdoor porch beyond. Above, an upper mezzanine opens to a rooftop garden connected to a study tucked into the rafters. In all, five outdoor courts and garden spaces are unified under the single roof, giving the structure a double reading of complexity from within and simple monolithic harmony from afar. This project was executed as a fast-track, construction-managed contract. Leroy Street Studio monitored project costs and schedule, with regular weekly meeting with the construction manager and owner. The Louver House received an AIA National Housing Award and a Residential Architect Design Award.
Leroy Street Studio – Cove House
Due to the desire to preserve views and not overwhelm a sensitive site, the volume of the home was broken up into three smaller masses. The two larger masses are partially buried into the hillside and connected by an underground tunnel that serves as a library.
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