Words: Chloe Watts
Over the weekend, Supermodel Elsa Hosk treated her fans to a tour of her Soho apartment. In the IGTV, the Victoria Secret Angel spoke about the journey from purchase to present day, including the extreme renovation the apartment went through. Working in the industry since she was 15 years-old, Hosk explains how she had always dreamt of having a New York City apartment in a very particular style.
After strictly saving for years, a bare bones Soho loft became available and the cover girl knew she had to have it. “I looked at so many places that were done up already and it wasn’t really my style” she explains, “So I’d either have to tear it all out and start over or I would have to live with someone else’s renovation”.
Once the sale of the apartment went through, Hosk faced obstacle after obstacle during the renovation, “We began to renovate, and we realised everything I wanted to do wasn’t allowed in the building. I wanted to build a huge mezzanine because the ceilings are so high in here that I thought that would be incredible to add extra square footage and extra bedrooms and closest”.
After hiring the right people, Hosk managed to add a one-bedroom mezzanine with a bathroom and walk in closet. But this wasn’t a quick process, “The renovation took 2 years in total because everything [was] not allowed, this is a landmark building, and everything is super old,” she revealed to fans on the IGTV.
When it came to the interiors, Hosk knew exactly how she wanted to decorate. A fan of mid-century modern style, the model sourced vintage pieces by designers like Erik Buck, Ico Parisi and Mario Bellini to create her dream space. She also added touches of her homeland with a vintage Märta Mås Frätterström rug and some Swedish glassware.
A quick glimpse inside the models bedroom and ensuite shows the wall overlooking the lower level replaced with bay and bow windows, while the ensuite features a stunning vintage tub with beauty products scattered everywhere.
The IGTV finishes with Hosk talking about how she collects her furniture from vintage dealers or designers she has read about and how creating a space that is unique to her is extremely important. She leaves the last say on the apartment to her cat, Sanu whose clear comfort on the bed conveys a giant tick of approval.