How many times have you thought about packing your bags and getting away from the rush in the middle of a frenzied week? Surely we all dream about that relaxing holiday where we are surrounded by the tranquility of nature and a simple stress-free lifestyle.
Years of poorly planned additions and modifications to a home that are aimed at short-term fixes can often turn even the most beautiful house into a dingy dark and uncomfortable setting. This was precisely the case with the Grosvenor Street Bungalow that is located in the suburb of before the folks from Dorrington Atcheson Architects decided to give it a lovely modern makeover. The strategy was to turn this congested private residence into a cheerful and ergonomic contemporary home that meets the needs of an urban family.
The lower levels of the holiday home consist of an open plan living area with the kitchen and dining space on one end and a lovely bedroom on the other flank that opens up towards the courtyard outside. Twin stairs connect the ground floor with the top level that houses three other bedrooms and bathrooms along with the family room and a small stove section. A perfect escape that glorifies the charm of adaptive reuse!
Think of in Australia and it is the images of sun sand and surf that come to mind immediately. The bustling neighborhood is obviously renowned for its beaches across the world but today we turn our interest toward the gorgeous redesigned by LSA Architects complete with loads of contemporary flair.
Just a hop skip and a jump across the East River from Manhattan these modern Long Island City accommodations allow guests to experience the skyline in a way that just isn’t possible from within the island. Just imagine waking up to all of NYC’s most spectacular architecture laid out in front of you as you make breakfast in the immaculate chef’s kitchen. Plus the slightly off-the-beaten-path location makes this 1000-square-foot 2-bedroom penthouse a bargain.
Surrounded by lush green hills beautiful valleys and a captivating landscape that takes you away from the big city rush is indeed the perfect way to spend a relaxed weekend. It is no wonder then that this unused old mill in overlooking the distant was picked as the perfect spot for a gorgeous holiday home.
Located on a lot of and surrounded by plenty of greenery the project aims to create a quiet serene natural oasis that drowns out the noise and the pollution of the big city around it. The innovative ‘treehouse’ is actually built on a column crafted using galvanized steel and its design ensures that the existing greenery is left largely undisturbed while providing the owners with a comfortable residence. With a cantilevered design the house enjoys a perfect vantage point to take in the sights and sounds around it and its wooden interior offers wonderful insulation.