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Absolutely stunning full floor co-op loft in the Heart of Soho!
Inside M.T. Carney's SoHo Loft.
June 19, 2014
115 Spring Street, 2nd Floor
For Sale: $6,495,000
M.T. Carney, CEO of Untitled Worldwide LLC and former president of marketing for Walt Disney Studios Worlwide, has always loved SoHo. “The neighborhood has a romantic vibe to me, in spite of the traffic and the tourists. Raoul’s on Prince Street was the first restaurant I ever went to in New York. I was eighteen at the time.” Fifteen years after that first meal, she moved into the loft on Spring Street where she now lives with her fiancé, Richard, and her two children, James and Matilda. “It was the first time I’d ever been able to build an apartment without compromise. It was just for me, no husband. It was my apartment, and I was able to do whatever I wanted. That said, the place was a total shell—there were no floors or ceilings, just a couple of raw light bulbs and a toilet in the middle of the room.”
Enter decorator Michael Adams. “Michael’s boyfriend worked for me at my old agency, and I’d met Michael socially a few times before he took on this project. I think it was one of his first bigger jobs. He has now done every house I’ve had in New York and all of my offices,” she says of her longtime collaborator, who had a hand in everything in the loft from the gray and blue color scheme to the way the books are arranged on the shelves.
The goal was to create a cool, modern apartment with traditional elements that are reminiscent of Carney’s native Scotland. “This was my first major renovation working as my own firm, and we became self-taught renovation experts,” explains Adams. “For some people, a renovation can break up a marriage or destroy a business, but it only made our relationship stronger and the end result better.” The final product is a contemporary space that’s still warm and eclectic with a real separation between the private and the public space. The apartment is luxurious and finished, but still incorporates the humor that reflects who Carney and her kids are as a family. It’s truly a home where they can create memories, and now that everything is as it should be, Adams and Carney have moved onto the next job. “We just finished my Amagansett house, and we are about to start on a new loft on Crosby Street,” says Carney. “Michael is brilliant, funny, and hardworking—we have a blast. We argue over all sorts of things. I have a tendency to go too sparkly, and he always keeps me in check."