Unleash Your Inner Hermione With the Dreamy Library Ladder in This TriBeCa Loft

When you walk along the cobblestone streets of New York's achingly hip TriBeCa neighborhood, you can't help but wonder who lives in the chic industrial lofts that line the sidewalk. So understandably, when we're offered the chance to glimpse behind the closed doors of one, we can't wait to (albeit virtually) step inside. Chango & Co. Creative Director Susana Simonpietri wanted to turn this open-plan duplex maisonette into a "beautiful yet cozy space."

Complete with 17-foot ceilings and 11-foot windows, making it cozy wasn't easy, but Simonpietri's team rose to the challenge. The rolling library ladder against the wall-length bookshelf helps. While the loft dates back to 1920, it's part of a new renovation development of maisonettes that were completed in 2016. Located in an old printing factory, the home even has a private entrance at street level into a gated garden. Do we hear a collective swoon?

Ahead Simonpietri shares the story behind its design, and we promise your retinas will dilate in every room.

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