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Urban Loft Suite

Host Joan Kohn visits the urban loft of Ray Sozzi, who found a unique home in a transformed warehouse in the leather district.

Designer Lori Fitz-Gerald helped him create a wide-open, contemporary home with multiple levels and private spaces.

  • The master suite is separated from the rest of the home by a three-step level change and a half-wall that blocks the view of the bed. As result, the tranquil bedroom feels like a part of the loft's open space, while still maintaining an element of privacy.
  • Furniture is low and streamlined in the bedroom. A platform bed, two sleek night tables and lamps, and a TV are all that were used. A dramatic contemporary painting, visible from the lower levels, is the room's only ornamentation.
  • The color palette is equally serene: walls are a soft light blue, the carpet is cream, and the linens are a deep charcoal gray.

  • A walk-in closet is located between the bed and bath.
  • The closet features cherry cabinetry and built-in storage for hanging and folded clothes.

  • The bathroom continues the quiet color scheme of the bedroom: a deep gray honed marble counter and stainless-steel sinks sit over light wood cabinetry; the ceramic tile used for the flooring mimics a crackled limestone; and the tile used for the tub platform and shower surround is a soft khaki.
  • The steam shower has glass doors and several luxury features: a built-in bench, towel bar and shelving.
  • The large corner whirlpool has a narrow deck around it for holding candles or a glass of wine.

  • Transom windows placed in the upper corner of the bathroom bring the large sense of space from the loft into the bath without sacrificing privacy.

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