Erie Loft

Erie Loft

moss Design
Chicago, IL, USA | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
Carmen Troesser
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Bathroom plumbing fixturesGROHE
Door hardwareFSB
Fireplace plasterArtisan Venetian Plaster
Master bath tileErgon
Door hardwareHäfele

Product Spec Sheet
Soaking Tub
Bathroom plumbing fixtures
Door hardware
by FSB
Fireplace plaster
Master bath tile
by Ergon
Door hardware
by Häfele

Erie Loft

moss Design as Architects

This former renovation project for moss now has new homeowners and a newly added master suite. Our clients wanted to increase their living space without the hassle of moving to a larger home, so when the adjacent condo hit the market, they jumped at the chance to purchase it with an idea to connect it to their duplex timber loft. We designed a creative solution by seamlessly combining condo units and reconfiguring the existing second floor to accommodate the family’s lifestyle.


Construction is messy and disruptive, and relocating to a temporary rental space can be costly. Fortunately, our clients were able to relocate the family to their newly acquired one bedroom condo during the first phase of the renovation and construction process. During phase one, we worked on the two-story timber loft. We demolished the masonry wall connecting both units and installed a temporary wall, removed the original master bedroom drywall and entry door and installed a folding door system, and replaced the exterior windows.


One of the biggest challenges was dealing with the 3′ differential in floor heights between the existing unit and the new master suite unit. Further complicating the design was the 4-hour fire wall separating the two spaces. To remedy the space differential, we designed wood-trim steel stairs that work well with the industrial design and feel of the perforated steel railing along the landing.


What parent doesn’t crave a sanctuary space? No Sponge Bob or sticky surfaces, only sublime sur roundings, spa- l ike ameni t ies and a cozy, crackl ing fireplace. The ul t imate adult hygge experience.


It required a lot of rearranging to create the master suite. The kitchen in the existing one-bedroom condo became the master bath with custom closets, double vanity, and an open spa shower. We removed the bedroom walls and installed a custom wood wall to provide a degree of seclusion which functions as a dividing wall and closet storage space. The highlight of the bedroom is the fully customized, white oak platform bed. The bed is tricked out with integrated reading lights, hidden compartments for books and magazines with a concealed outlet for phone charging. The headboard provides a partial screen to the spa tub area and resolves the step in the floor required to make the plumbing work.


Material Used :
1. Folding Doors: La Cantina
2. Fireplace plaster: Artisan Venetian Plaster
3. Soaking Tub: Wet Style
4. Steel Fabrication: Orsolini Welding Fabricators
5. Cabinets, wall panels, built-in closets: rift sawn white oak, custom designed by moss Design
6. Bathroom counters: Vadara Quartz fabricated by MGM Stone
7. Master bath tile: Ergon Stone Project
8. Bathroom plumbing fixtures: Kohler, Grohe
9. Door hardware: FSB and Hafele

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