The complete renovation of a duplex loft is inspired by a simple and honest application of materials. A green glass tile datum defines the entry threshold and simultaneously connects the kitchen and travertine covered bathroom space across the stained wood oak floor. Custom furniture in the form of suspended volumes provides efficient storage on the long walls that hold the loft. Channel glass defines the edge conditions of the upper sleeping area while a painted steel stair permits access and is a surprise storage volume for the small bedroom below. Efficiency meets beauty at this ninth floor loft.