Contemporary homes that combine smart design with a touch of energy-efficiency and innate simplicity are quickly becoming the norm across a world that is increasingly eco-conscious. Showcasing this trend in a captivating fashion is the refined in which aims to serve the needs of a young urbane family.
Glitz and glam are great but if you’re searching for a pad with some character these West Village digs fit the bill perfectly. With whimsical touches around every corner from mid-century modern furnishings to verdant terrariums to a vintage Italian foosball table this spacious abode gives you a glimpse into the owner’s tastes…and you can literally taste some of his award-winning wine collection for a small additional fee.
A four-story staircase with a skylight above brings in ample natural ventilation while reclaimed wood flooring and energy- and waste-saving strategies cut down on the home’s overall carbon footprint. Plenty of natural greenery around the home along with an efficient heating and cooling system further cuts down on energy consumption.
A smart kitchen and dining area along with a family room featuring a dashing pool table complete this level. The bedrooms offer captivating views of the wild outdoors and top-notch insulation keeps away the biting cold outside.
Perfect for architecture buffs this glassy Lower East Side penthouse features wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows that let some of NYC’s most famous buildings right in. The efficient yet airy layout features two bedrooms and your own loft apartment with views of the Freedom Tower and the Chrysler building.
Spread across the home boasts an overall form and unassuming interior that are defined by functionality and sustainability. Large windows bring in plenty of natural light and reduce dependence on artificial illumination while warm wooden surfaces offer the perfect insulation.
With an almost industrial approach to design ergonomics and passive heating and cooling techniques that cut down on energy consumption take precedence here. Clean straight lines give the home a contemporary look while the social zones the public areas and even the bedrooms on the top level open up towards the gorgeous backyard and pool area. It is this landscape that defines the overall form of the house and with a concrete pool deck visually extending the living space outdoors there is plenty of opportunity created for fun family time.