WARNING: This is real estate porn and may not be suitable for some audiences!
A few weeks ago I photographed what I think is the sexiest loft in Medellin. To say that this pad is a panty dropper is an understatement.
So what makes this the sexist loft in Medellin?
For starters, unlike the other lofts I’ve photographed, this one ISN’T up for rent or sale. Sorry to disappoint any of you ballers looking for a new place to call home!
Because it isn’t a rental property, the owner invested more time and money into the design and decor. I have noticed that many property owners in Medellin intentionally cut corners on furnishings and fittings because they don’t want to risk investing in expensive things that renters can damage or destroy. This often results in subpar lighting, under-decorated areas and a more impersonal feel. That definitely isn’t the case with this loft.
Below are 10 photos of the loft that should get you pretty damn aroused. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
In case you’re wondering why I am photographing a property that isn’t for rent or sale, I did the shoot for the architectural firm that designed the loft.
Designed by 5 Solidos Medellin
This 200m² loft was designed and decorated by one of the best interior design and architectural firms in Medellin called 5 Solidos. Although the firm is only a few years old, it is already making a significant impact in the city. The owners are young and sophisticated, two characteristics that are clearly reflected in this and every other project they work on.
According to the owners of 5 Solidos, they specialize in the design of innovative and unconventional spaces. For this project, they wanted to keep a modern yet eclectic style that had a New York City loft vibe. The open plan integrated the different social areas and showcased timeless furniture pieces, keeping an overall elegant but unique aesthetic. The use of contrasting materials added a sense of drama without taking away from the natural and organic nature of the design. The contrast was also coherent with the use of imposing vegetation throughout the space.
The lighting in this loft wasn’t left to chance, it was carefully thought out and implemented. The lights serve to complement and highlight the design features and furnishings in the loft. The quality and sources of light are key contributors to this apartment’s sex appeal. Just about any mood can be set by balancing the temperature and sources of light throughout the apartment. Bulbs are dimmable and curtains are adjustable right from the owner’s smartphone. By day the large plants help to provide spade from the sun and cast long dramatic shadows on the hardwood floor.
Perhaps the most spectacular design element of this property is the raised marble floor that separates the dining area and bedroom from the rest of the loft. The floor is made from 17 solid slabs of marble measuring 3×1 meters and weighing approximately 300kg each. The builders actually had to break down the front wall facing the street to swing the marble slabs in with a crane.
At night, the large banana plants give the impression that you’re in a tropical luxury retreat in the middle of the jungle when in reality you’re only a few blocks from Medellin’s nightlife and restaurant nucleus. For added privacy, the bedroom can be separated from the rest of the loft by large mechanically controlled curtains.
The main bathroom is sheer elegance. Much like the bedroom floor, the bathroom floor is made from solid marble. However, unlike the bedroom floor which is made from 17 slabs, the bathroom floor is made from one solid slab weighing and impressive 800kg. The way the water streams out of the showerhead and hits the floor reminds me of a small waterfall I like to visit about 3 hours from Medellin. The black wall in the shower has a hidden secret door that leads to a service room. This is where the laundry machines and the loft’s storage is hidden.
The stylish bedroom features a floor to ceiling glass wall that leads to a spacious walk-in closet and bathroom. This type of design is definitely more suited for someone who is very organized and meticulous in how they care for their clothes and shoes.
The kitchen has a marble island that is ideal for cooking and entertaining small groups. It also features stainless steel appliances and a large wine cooler refrigerator.
So what do you think? Is this the sexiest loft in Medellin? If you’ve seen a sexier loft in Medellin, let me know. I would love to feature it in a future post.