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.
A four-story staircase with a skylight above brings in ample natural ventilation while reclaimed wood flooring and energy- and waste-saving strategies cut down on the home’s overall carbon footprint. Plenty of natural greenery around the home along with an efficient heating and cooling system further cuts down on energy consumption.
The open plan living area contains the dining room a distinct concrete fireplace a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.
Contemporary homes that combine smart design with a touch of energy-efficiency and innate simplicity are quickly becoming the norm across a world that is increasingly eco-conscious. Showcasing this trend in a captivating fashion is the refined in which aims to serve the needs of a young urbane family.
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.
But a couple in complete love with Blues decided that their entire house would be shaped by this obsession and the is a result of that undying love! Crafted by Studija Archispektras the gorgeous modern home is located in a tiny village called in and is surrounded by a lush green forest. Yet it is the home’s unique exterior that ends up stealing the show.
The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.