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Toby's State LIC - a cafe in an empty-shell townhouse
A bespoke espresso bar design with hand-selected marble slabs, walnut planks and cement tiles come together with custom benches in this LIC frontier.
The space is a 4 story high brick and wood joist building with floor slabs stripped off, leaving the interior as a hollowed out shell. It truly is a unique space resultant of landlords selling floor area to each other. Our design objective was to preserve the exposed high ceilings and the raw spirit of the space, creating an elegant interior crowned by an artful espresso counter. Ice-cream like marble counter tops, slatted solid walnut front wall, and cement tiles were the protagonists of our story. Words are insufficient, one has to visit to experience the spectacle this space has to offer.
Selim Vural, AIA
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