How big a role does music really play in your life? While many of us spend endless hours hooked to our iPods most of our decorating choices influenced by music probably end with a few posters a guitar on the wall or a piano in the living room.
Part of the vacation retreat is built into the knoll and this gives it natural ventilation while offering ample privacy. The bedrooms and the living area showcase this sensible balance between unabated views and undisturbed solitude even as the extensive decks with large swiveling wooden doors and slats allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of a warm southern summer. Unique black stained rain-screen cladding gives the home its distinct look and timber plays an important role in defining the cozy inviting interior as well.
A smart living area a lovely kitchen with an exquisite gray island at its heart a banquette-style breakfast zone and a formal dining area are all connected with one another visually. Framed glass doors windows and partitions allow for an uninhibited flow of natural light that comes from the backyard as well as the skylight above the central staircase.
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.
The living area on the lower level of the house comprises the sitting area dining space work area and a contemporary kitchen and each area flows into the next. A nifty partition made out of tree trunks adds as a visual separation next to the small workspace that can also easily double as a breakfast nook when needed.
The design of the Black House Blues and its remote location allows the residents to play their favorite tracks loudly while the large living area integrated with the top level lets them enjoy the songs from every corner of the home.
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.