The townhouse revamp brings together the old and the new and gives the home spread across several levels a more modern appeal. Yet the ambiance of the interior is distinctly industrial with glass metal and brick being used heavily throughout.
The nifty idea results in a home that pays rich tribute to the heritage of the existing mill while turning the interior into a modern retreat. The original stone walls were reinforced and restored carefully while the glittering new addition in wood acts as a room-within-a-room and even ends up creating a glazed clerestory! Pine boards and polished concrete define the new floors while construction-grade spruce plywood ends up adding warmth to the walls.
Of course turning an old mill clad in stone into a modern holiday home with understated minimal style does take some work and it is precisely here that WT Architecture stepped in. Transforming the discarded mill into a stylish hub the architects turned to an insulated timber building that was “slotted into the stone structure”.
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.
How does a nice soak in a rooftop hot tub after a long day of sightseeing sound? That’s one of the many perks you’ll find at this centrally located 3-bedroom penthouse in Midtown Manhattan in addition to a modern eat-in kitchen and 270-degree views of the city.
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!
The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.