It took Michael Somoroff, the world-renowned photographer, director, and conceptual artist, three years to create his SoHo loft. Now, for the first time in over 25 years, this work art is available for purchase.
Conceptually, the loft is a tale of two distinct design periods. The moment you enter the space, you find yourself in the post-modern half of the loft, an exciting world that welcomes you with these spectacular, floor-to-ceiling, sculptural "volumes", with an Italian marmoline finish, all individually assembled and crafted by artisans on-site. These same sculptures flank and create a perimeter around the dining room, providing an outline that separates the kitchen and social area. As you make your way north, you will notice an elevation that brings you up to the living area, a type of stage for the social square set in front of the home's impressive library, a towering wall of shelves filled with books, and a smartly designed home office, nestled quietly on the side.
The birth right qualities of the space are given by the building's impressive 36 foot wide stance,
and its 13' 3" ceiling height, usher in the kind of light that artists treasure, through the row of six wood-framed windows, which reach the partly exposed original wooden beams in the ceiling. This is when you will notice a dance (through time) that's happening. Ten playful ribbons, which Mr. Somoroff calls 'stratas', create a linear pathway that you can visibly trace with your eyes, and watch them as they connect back to those sculptural volumes. These stratas expand beyond the frame of the loft, in all directions, giving them a geological character.
Now head south, and walk toward the back of the space, where the sleeping quarters are located. You are now in the more classical, or orthogonal, style of the loft. The primary bedroom and secondary bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, while a third lofted bedroom is perched above.
112 Prince street is a Cast Iron, six-story, landmark building that was constructed in 1899 by Richard Berger, in a neo-Grec style.