SOMA Loft Residence
Bruce Damonte
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Decorative LightingVibia
PlumbingDornbracht
AppliancesSub-Zero/Wolf
AppliancesASKO
PaintBenjamin Moore
Decorative LightingBoyd Lighting

Product Spec Sheet
Decorative Lighting
by Vibia
Plumbing
Appliances
Appliances
by ASKO
Paint
Decorative Lighting

SOMA Loft Residence

Studio VARA as Architects

SOMA Loft Residence is 2017 IIDA Global Excellence Award Finalist

Offering spectacular Bay Bridge views, this two-level loft was an uninspired white box chopped up into many small rooms. Having worked with the owners on another home in the Carmel Valley, the designers wanted to bring a similar warm, modern and spacious character to this loft that celebrates the view while offering two-bedroom suites for overnight guests.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

To accomplish these goals, walls & soffits were first removed to expose concrete. Now pared down to the essentials, the space was reimagined as a composition of planes and volumes in warm materials: concrete, wire-brushed and waxed European white oak, gunmetal gray panels & gallery white walls.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

The kitchen, a compact composition of white lacquer casework opens to harbor views over an oversized island. A slender blackened steel stair of white oak treads and a frameless glass guardrail replaces the heavy original, and serves as a focal point for the room. The adjacent guest bedroom features a moveable wall of hanging panels that can be hidden away, allowing the living room to seamlessly double in size.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

The master bathroom features backlit steel mirrors, travertine slab floors & shower walls and vanities made from wire-brushed, waxed oak. Overlooking the living room, a loft features casework that separates a large dressing area from the media room.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

Using a vibrant Stark carpet purchased by the owners before construction started, furniture and art were selected to complement the natural material palette. Unique pieces include a custom steel and oak dining table and an upholstered bench.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte
photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte
photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte
photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

Material Used:
1. Custom Metalwork Fabricators: Sohler Iron
2. Interior Material Products: Gessi & Dornbracht plumbing, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Asko appliances, European white oak flooring, travertine from DaVinci, Benjamin Moore paint, custom white oak walls & ceiling, Waterworks marble wall tile, Pental quartz kitchen countertops
3. Artwork: Tony Ambus, Design Details
4. Decorative Lighting: Helium, Whitegoods, KKDC, Lucifer, Boyd Lighting, Tech Lighting, Vibia
5. Interior Furnishings: Tony Ambus, Design Details

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