Seeing this recent post on the real estate blog, Curbed, made me reconsider my normal peace with exposed plumbing in loft-style spaces. You can see that this San Francisco penthouse condo (currently owned by Twitter founder Evan Williams – side note: “Evan Williams” is also the name of the economically priced Kentucky Bourbon my older brother tends to favor) is not lacking whatsoever in natural light, high ceilings and a generally open feel. An apartment to covet on nearly every level. However, something about the pipes is irksome. I think it’s their size – just larger than the size of, say, a closet rod, makes me want to use them as extra places to hang my clothes. If they were slightly larger they might have a more architectural feel. However, I do appreciate the attempts to make them fall into the background with the same color paint as the surrounding walls.
I noticed that someone commented on the pipes as well so I might not be completely alone in my feelings – check out the full article here. How would you handle having these pipes exposed in your space?