It's not wanderlust....it's wanderlove, this time. I'm completely captivated by the beauty and raw sophistication of Brooklyn's freshest boutique hotel. I discovered the Wythe Hotel while reading the latest Est Magazine "Mini Issue" newsletter earlier this week. Since it's opening in 2012, I've glanced upon images of this overnight gem, but haven't taken the time to dig into the company's story and uncover the richness of it's existence.
The converted hotel began with the discovery of an old barrel factory, built in 1901, on the Williamsburg waterfront. The building offers striking views from charming arched windows, well-worn brick walls, and original pine beams. Morris Adjmi Architects and Workstead collaborated to preserve the industrial character of existing elements and compliment them with hip novelty. Feast your eyes upon the design-delight below. I'll see you in Brooklyn!
Finally, if you're a real nerd, I encourage you to check out Sleeper Magazine's article for an in-depth project description & juicy design details. And if you live in the Brooklyn area, stop by the Wythe during the month of January! The Shop at Wythe Hotel will serve as a pop-up annex for The Sketchbook Project library, which will feature 2,000 travel-themed sketchbooks. Take a look or join in and contribute with your own!
images courtesy of WYTHE HOTEL