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.
The lovely by LSA Architects in Australia fits this billing perfectly as its lovely Federation era brick façade conceals behind it a relaxing and ergonomic interior with a dynamic indoor-outdoor interplay.
Just a hop skip and a jump across the East River from Manhattan these modern Long Island City accommodations allow guests to experience the skyline in a way that just isn’t possible from within the island. Just imagine waking up to all of NYC’s most spectacular architecture laid out in front of you as you make breakfast in the immaculate chef’s kitchen. Plus the slightly off-the-beaten-path location makes this 1000-square-foot 2-bedroom penthouse a bargain.
Located on Mercer Street in Manhattan’s trendy Soho area this 5000-square-foot penthouse puts you right smack in the middle of New York’s hottest shops restaurants and nightlife. You can also save some of the budget you put aside for barhopping by heading up to your own private Sky Bar to grab drinks while enjoying a 1500-square-foot lanscaped terrace with its own rooftop kitchen.
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.
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.
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.