This Home Was Once a Propeller Factory

New York studio Fogarty Finger has converted a defunct industrial building in New Jersey into a single-family home. Once a factory that belonged to Alexander Thomson & Sons Pattern Makers, this Jersey City dwelling has been redesigned into a two-story home boasting a spacious rooftop terrace overlooking the Paulus Hook neighbourhood.

Keeping the exterior of the home true to its historic origins, designers Fogarty Finger were engaged for the full renovation with the aim of preserving its historic qualities, even keeping the original company sign. A zinc-clad extension was created from the rear to add a second story, and to project a minimal intervention from the exterior view, while the building's industrial roots still run through the interior with the salvaged wood joists and columns, concrete floors, and machinery on full display while marble and brass finishes offer a contemporary contrast. The home also now features a wine cellar, infinity pool, spa, and sauna.