ADDING AN ELEGANT CONTRAST TO THE AUSTERE
surroundings, a raised teak plinth deck extends
the full length of the loft like an indoor terrace.
The platform starts at the kitchen—where vintage
bentwood Thonet chairs bracketing the stainless-
steel counter form a breakfast nook—then winds
through the living room and into the master suite.
“It’s a technical space, really,” says Nasazzi. “We
hid all of the gas and plumbing lines underneath.”
The raised floor becomes a surround for the master
bath’s sunken soaking tub—designed, like all the
fixtures, by Peia for the Italian manufacturer Cisal.
Daringly, it’s also within view of the kitchen—barely
visible through a billowing white curtain that can
be drawn for privacy.
Beyond, the couple’s bedroom is a case study
in quietude: containing only a low, dark-stained
four-poster bed, an aqueous Marcelo Bormac
photograph and a hand-tufted linen carpet. At
night, a backlit glass step near the walk-in closet
emits a soothing glow. But the most evident
manifestation of the loft’s anti-materialist and life-
embracing spirit is the second bedroom. For now,
the room is blissfully empty, sheltering another
Tulip chair and a pensive topiary, but both believe
it’s destined to become a nursery. With one foot
in the clouds and another firmly planted on the
ground, it embodies the ultimate luxury for a pair
of harried designers: a peaceful state of mind n
Peia Associati, 30, Via Cadolini, Milan, Italy, + 39 02
feb + mar 2009