While the smart makeover leaves the street elevation of the home untouched a clever change in the floor plan of the existing structure gives the formal living room and the existing bedrooms a new lease on life. A new addition in the rear acts as the heart and soul of the revamped home as it blurs the line between the contemporary living zone and the garden outside.
The top floor contains several bedrooms along with the master suite that combines unassuming design with a cozy ambiance. With a small private backyard a cool balcony providing a wonderful relaxation zone a home office and a media room the remodeled house makes wonderful use of available space.
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.
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.
The interior also does away with unnecessary partitions as one long living space serves as the new social zone where the family can comfortably spend a relaxing evening. An all-white kitchen with marble backsplash and a smart workstation sits on one end of this extended living area while a relaxing family room occupies the other end.
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.
Combining the timeless with the trendy contemporary style with a world of contrasting textures in is truly a one-of-a-kind modern residence. But having previously come across some lovely Canadian homes by Boom Town it is barely surprising to see such an array of almost ‘rustic’ materials being used so elegantly to shape the unique interiors of this home.