Built in 1921, Borden House, a former milk factory, still retains its old world charm. The building was converted in 1987 and most of its tenants have been slow to make significant changes. Our client, was a young trader on Wall Street when he leased, and later purchased, the unit. Over the years, he married, moved to Pennsylvania, but rarely used the apartment. His neighbor, Robert DeNiro, used the loft as a gym. Years passed and It fell into disrepair. Then, around 2018, Our client and his wife decided to spend more time in the City. They hired an architect to update the unit. He created a box within a box format; Our client's passed. The second architect ended up doing the same basic plan and they grew frustrated. Finally, he brought in Jayne and Joan Michaels of 2Michaels. Jeff English, a frequent collaborator of 2Michaels, was brought in to “crack the code”, creating two upstairs bedrooms, a large kitchen, living and dining area. The gut renovation took one and half years. Throughout the process, 2Michaels insisted on maintaining the integrity of the loft's original character. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and 1920’s design, they created a fresh take on early modernism. Black and White photos in the dining area "Theatre" by Hiroshi Sugimoto.