Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures into a modern family home requires a careful balancing act that combines sensitivity towards the past and a vision for the future.
An open plan living area along with the kitchen and the dining area open up towards the large patio outside. Large glass walls and folding glass doors keep the interior constantly connected with the outdoors while sheer curtains provide a clever balance between adequate privacy and a controlled stream of natural light.
It is barely surprising then that today we have a stunning and inimitable home from this neighborhood that combines the industrial with Greek revival style while paying homage to its historic past. The recently renovated by BWArchitects has a captivating style of its own!
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.
The elegant forest house has a distinctly contemporary appeal and even though the exterior is draped in black the interior presents a contrasting white picture. A large living area with a smart mezzanine level is at the heart of the residence with minimal decor and warm wooden surfaces adding character and personality to the setting.
A sculptural staircase three children’s bedrooms a luxurious master suite a family room a home library and other spaces such as the laundry complete the distinctive Canadian home. Brilliant lighting smart architectural features plush decor and a beautiful landscape outside along with a refreshing pool ensure that this home offers its residents the very best in terms of both comfort and aesthetics.
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.