The two story loft in a landmark building at Astor Place, downtown New York City was designed as a retreat from the fast paced lifestyle for a young woman constantly moving between New York, Europe and India. The residence, designed within a modern aesthetic, emphasizes an open yet ordered floor plan. The detailing is minimalist and the material palette is light and pristine with warm, rich overtones. A 12 foot tall translucent glass panel defines the entry. Floating stairs of dark ash protrude from the white wall that leads to the second floor bedrooms. The simple stainless steel kitchen bar and 12 foot height dark ash entertainment wall sculpt the loft's living spaces.