Our choices in home design are often influenced by nostalgia the neighborhood that we grew up and live in and of course the architects and artists who touched our lives. Having spent most of their lives in New York in a period when ‘loft renovations with distinct industrial style’ were the hip trend this retired couple wanted a similar residence in Oregon.
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 relaxing outdoor lounge offers additional seating options even as specially crafted white panels keep away any prying eyes. The entire residence has a cheerful modern and calming ambiance that is accentuated by clever ambient lighting. Interesting wall art books and accessories bring color to a space that is otherwise clad largely in white and gray.
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.
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The lower levels of the home contain the public spaces with each one seemingly flowing into the next. Strict barriers between the rooms are done away with to promote greater interaction between the various zones and family members as well.
Wood also plays a pivotal role in the curated decor choices as color is kept to a bare minimum inside the lovely escape. Of course with such a spellbinding backdrop one hardly needs any additional color to brighten the setting! The mature next to the home and the distant islands turn the into one of those picture-perfect getaways that New Zealand is renowned for across the globe.