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When Adam and Rebekah Paltrow Neumann first encountered this 5,000-square-foot Tribeca loft, it was a bit of a wreck, having been untouched for decades. “The space was literally uninhabitable prior to the renovation,” Laser Rosenberg, the apartment’s designer, says. His clients were ready to take on the project. Adam, a real-estate entrepreneur and co-founder of WeWork, did the build out, and Rebekah, an actress and producer, conceived the space-planning and design. Now the loft is a pristine home with the original tin ceiling seamlessly restored.

Photo: Marcos Fecchino

The custom metal-framed glass sliding doors with screened details lead to the master bedroom, a space that was walled off in the renovation. The new flooring throughout the loft is hardwood stained black-ebony satin.

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A Peter Tunney canvas hangs above the bed. The orange Murano glass chandelier was custom-made in Italy.

Photo: Marcos Fecchino

According to Rosenberg, “Adam and Rebekah wanted the kitchen to be the main focus of the space that all the other areas would be centered around.” There was no kitchen in the original layout. “The new kitchen is made of wood, polished concrete, and steel details. I designed and custom-made the stainless-steel ‘restaurant-style’ long wall shelves. Adam’s company, WeWork, handled the building of the kitchen.” The steel and wood seat stools are from Environment.

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Rosenberg designed the custom floor-to-ceiling drapes to conceal the emergency exit. The dining table is from ABC Carpet & Home, and the ebony-stained chairs with slate-colored leather are from Restoration Hardware. The steel chandelier is custom made by Niche Modern. The bright-orange rug is Color Reform Silk over dyed vintage Persian from ABC Carpet & Home.

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Rosenberg is back in New York after spending time in Los Angeles, where he owned a design store and worked as an artist and production designer as well. He also did interior-design work for clients such as Demi Moore, Lucy Liu, Ashton Kutcher, and James Van Der Beek. “I love mixing classic and modern, but comfort is always important to me,” he says. Rosenberg designed the custom built U-shaped sectional sofa and upholstered it with a herringbone weave. The orange chenille swivel lounge chairs—shown in previous photos—were also designed by Rosenberg.

Photo: Marcos Fecchino

The master bath is custom designed with a concrete floor and shower stall.

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The master bath also features a double concrete sink.

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As for the Eskayel wallpaper in one of the children’s rooms, Rosenberg says: “My grandparents actually owned a paint-and-wallpaper store—so I guess you could say it’s in my bloodline!” The chandelier is from Stray Dog Designs.

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The firstborn’s bedroom is a pink palace: There’s the pink shag rug from ABC Carpet & Home and the pink Japanese block print wallpaper from Designers Guild. The white powder-coated steel bookshelves are from CB2. “I grew up in houses where we always had different wallpapers, and they were changed every so often,” Rosenberg says. “I believe that the colors, patterns, and graphic images around us in our environments as children have a great impact on our aesthetic development and become a part of our subliminal design consciousness.”

Photo: Marcos Fecchino

This powder room is papered in Thistle wallpaper from Timorous Beasties. The sink is custom made.

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There is a daybed on wheels from Shabby Chic in a corner of the living room facing the kitchen. The photograph taken in the East Congo by Richard Moses adds a bold splash of color. “The scheme was originally going to be black, white, and gray,” Rosenberg says. “But with two small children, that seemed a bit severe.”

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Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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