If it’s views you’re after this airy Kips Bay apartment has got them in nearly every room – even the bathroom! The 4-bedroom 1.5-bathroom luxury duplex boasts a breathtaking 360-degree vantage point of the Empire State Building Midtown and the Hudson River.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing the charm of forest life and an exotic treehouse to big cities we do hope we see more designs such as the Urban Treehouse which push the envelope of what is possible in the world of sustainable architecture.
Decor choices also reflect the intent of the architects to create a timeless space that fuses modern ergonomics with a more classic design. But it is not just the aesthetics that influenced this choice of a stripped-down industrial look as the homeowners also wanted an energy-efficient home with plenty of natural ventilation and smart green credentials.
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”.