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.
An alfresco area next to the kitchen a large BBQ space and even an outdoor dining area encourage the family members to spend as much time under the sun and shade as indoors. The extensive use of concrete also minimizes maintenance and offers top-notch insulation turning the Wolseley Residence into an ingenious exquisite 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.
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.
With manmade water features adding to the beauty of the natural ponds around the cabin one would assume that a weekend here would simply melt away in no time at all! Add to this the fact that the cabin is a LEED Platinum sustainable design and you do feel like you are rejuvenating in the lap of nature.
Minimal in its own comfortable way the Madison Residence has an aura that is both rustic and modern at the same time. With ample space to entertain guests and host weekend parties the house can quickly transform into a hub of activity and endless fun when needed. With the deft use of bookcases floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets an air of spaciousness defines this lovely Kansas City home.
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.