5 Points Loft

Five Points Loft

Durham, NC

This loft is part of a historic building that was constructed in the early 1900s. It's among the oldest buildings in downtown Durham. Through the years, the building endured numerous stylistic changes. In 2012, Center Studio Architecture reimagined the building and made it glorious once again with shops and restaurants on the lower level and a handful of lofts on the upper level.

I worked with loft owner, David Scarborough of Green Branch Development, to select finishes that would create a modern and timeless living space. Using a palette of grays, soft whites, and olive we made the space both sophisticated and warm. For a dazzle of brilliant color, we lacquered a barn door to the bedroom Chinese red. The loft has one official bedroom, but to create guest quarters, we took an alcove off the main hall and created a heavy velvet drape to section off the room when needed. At over 10' long, the drapes are simple yet luxurious.

Sustainability was integrated with no VOC paints, recycled glass tile backsplashes in the kitchen and bathroom, and reuse of many of the buildings original features, such as floors and sills.