This stunning modern apartment renovation called ‘Casa-O’ has been carried out by the architectural firm Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners in the Villa Bonellia of the Italian capital in Rome. A typical seventies style apartment, the home was revised and restructured in every detail to make a living space suitable for a couple with two small children. To give life to the restoration project was a ‘ female ‘ team of architects with feminine intuition and with great professionalism was able to interpret the needs of the entire family. Developed on a single floor and with a surface of 1,614 square feet (150 square meters), the home is characterized by the division of public and private living spaces.
Bleached oak flooring extends throughout the apartment and the white color of walls and ceilings as well as much of the furnishings, including many custom made designs by the architects, give aesthetic continuity in these two units. The large L-shaped balcony that runs along the outer sides of the living room and a second smaller terrace which looks out onto the master bedroom were paved with teak planks that fit in perfectly with the brick facade. Suspended ceilings incorporate lighting, a stereo and video surveillance. The architects have given great attention to design of every small detail of the house-or, managing to turn it into a harmonious and bright apartment, made of lines and details typical of the minimalist Japanese culture and other archetypes of the living.
This exclusive modern apartment called Palazzo del Mare has been designed by Miami interior designer Pepe Calderin Design. Pepe and his talented design team demonstrate their flair for creating uber luxurious interiors in this magnificent Fisher Island residence in Miami, Florida. The entryway to this lavish apartment features Calacatta floors, stainless steel and a stone water fall on the right, mirrors on the left and a satin glass ceiling with LED lights suspended with metal rods. The double doors are from Lualdi porte and on each side of the entry doors there is a dolma light from kreon lighting.
Here you can see the effect of glass ceiling and the dolma light on the wood panels. The red wall is a custom glass wall created especially for this unit by the design firm.
In the dining room you can see the red custom glass wall. On the left there is a glass with LED lights
and a wood grid to simulate a window.
The kitchen is comprised of wenge wood and calacatta marble.
The master bedroom retreat features Peter Link photo ceiling details, satin mirror to the left and a B and B lounge chaise.
This custom built media unit features back panels made of leather with a glass shelf. The unit is made of wenge wood and the two speakers are Ferrari.
The master bathroom boasts an Infinity tub by Kholer, blue custom mosaic pattern, ceiling coffer with LED and wenge wood.
The powder room boasts white calacatta floors and a gradient of red to white mosaic light ceiling detail and a custom macassar top with Toscoquattro sink and faucets.
The rug is a custom area rug. You can see the ceiling detail with LED lights.
Photos: Courtesy of Pepe Calderin Design
Sitting on the top two floors by Paris’s Place de la Madeleine, this 1,500 square foot (140 square meters) residence was created by unifying 12 maids’ rooms on two levels. Designed and owned by architect Michael Herrman, the result is a three bedroom duplex apartment that both preserves the character of the 200 year-old building in which it is located, yet is a uniquely loft-style space in the heart of Paris, France. The apartment is based upon the concept of a museum: the original limestone walls and oak beams have been excavated and displayed with archaeological precision. The addition of a glass floor and walls allows each room to retain a powerful sense of openness, to be visually connected with one another and with the views of the sky and rooftops of Paris.
In one corner of the apartment there is a courtyard terrace, surrounded by five-meter tall glass walls. The terrace appears to be an interior room, containing an antique marble fireplace, mirror, and chandelier against the backdrop of the living “wallpaper” of a seven-meter tall vertical garden that rises up through the two levels of the apartment. The courtyard was conceived as a large glass display case containing a traditional salon of a mid-19th century Parisian apartment. In contrast, the interior fireplace, stair, and other details are contemporary. Inside and outside are strongly contrasted through their design while at the same time the edge between the two is blurred by the vertical garden that continues inside and the floor tiles which appear to pass through the glass and continue outside.
The apartment takes on a surreal feeling through this blurring of the edge between the interior and exterior, as well as the multiple layers of transparent and reflective glass surfaces. All of the elements in the apartment are functional, whether inside or outside, including the exterior fireplace. The use of glass is carried through the design, and includes the glass cabinets in the kitchen, and glass tiles, counters, and fixtures throughout the apartment. The three bedrooms are located on both levels at the opposite end of the apartment, served by private bathrooms, and organized around a separate courtyard.
This stunning attic apartment, spotted on Alvhem Makleri is located in a beautiful stone building from the 1920s on a street in the popular Vasastan, Sweden. The charming 452 square foot home features exposed beams and a sloped ceiling creating a snug and homey environment. With unobstructed, beautiful views from the fourth floor, there is plenty of natural light with an abundance of windows and two skylights. The apartment has a fantastic floor plan with a spacious living/dining space, a bedroom with plenty of storage as well as space for a desk and a cozy kitchen with a built-in banquette. There is plenty of room for both cooking and social interaction at the “bar,” which separates the kitchen from the living room.
La Casa Del Tempo (The House of Time) is situated in Venice, Italy on the Grand Canal. This colorful apartment interior was designed in 2010 by Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design for a couple of collectors of contemporary art, which has been installed by a unique picture hanging system. With high ceilings, exposed beams and a wonderful open plan design, this light-filled home features spectacular views over the canal.
Photos: Giorgio Baroni
Get inspired by this stunning Scandinavian style apartment which is located in Stockholm, Sweden and was the former home of lifestyle stylist Johanna Laskey. This incredible vintage-inspired, 550 square foot pad was been masterfully decorated with refined artistic touches. White washed interiors adds brightness to the space, while pops of color splashed throughout adds plenty of charm. The stylist has mixed new and old together to create a home that has a very welcoming ambiance. Wood floors have been preserved and are all a light color except for the kitchen/breakfast nook that has been stained a darker color to show transition into a different space.
Photos: Courtesy of Johanna Laskey
David Howell Design brings us this incredible apartment located in the Sugar Warehouse building in Tribeca, New York. The first action the design team took was to reclaim some classic loft elements that had been obscured. Exterior brick was exposed and the grand height was accentuated. A key component was a generously large kitchen for the chef owner. Additionally the master bathroom was pulled from the small-scale interior of the apartment into the prime space with high ceilings. With small windows in the massive brick facade, natural light was limited. New lighting throughout helped to supplement the limited daytime sun while creating a warm inviting setting at night.
This stunning luxury apartment has been designed by world renowned architect /designer Robert Couturier on the 59th floor of the Metropolitan Tower skyscraper, New York. The 4,4198 square foot living space features an open art gallery feeling that captivates you upon entrance. The museum-quality selection of contemporary furnishings complemented by reflective surfaces, bleached oakwood floors and a glass-curtain wall overlooking Central Park enhances this ultra-modern home. The pristine eat-in kitchen with custom built white lacquered and opaque glass cabinetries compliments the open lofty feeling of the apartment.
Along the south wing of the home, the master suite offers a sitting room, his and hers bathroom, generous closet space and is replete with sumptuous pleated velvet wallpaper, and an Art Deco inspired liquid metal and resin patented panel depicting the New York skyline. Also in the south wing of the home is an additional guest suite. The north wing of the home with its own private entrance, a secondary master suite with a glamorous bathroom, wet bar, dressing room, and a spacious sitting room. An additional bedroom with a hall bath and two elegant powder rooms completes the north wing of the home. This incredible home also offers audio, lighting, temperature and window treatment controlled through the Creston system.
A modern and restful oasis situated in the middle of the city of Stockholm, Sweden is this stunning turn-of-the-century penthouse spread out across two floors. The flat has been designed and renovated with an international atmosphere of artisanal and ethnic features by architects Björn and Marianne Aaro for Filippa Knutsson’s behalf. With 3,659 square feet (340 square meters) of living space, the home is full of character and high architectural class. A centrally positioned stairwell links the home’s fabulous interior spaces. The spacious fully equipped kitchen features hidden storage and built-in furnishings, including a kitchen sofa with coarse linen and custom-designed couture dining table. Seating surfaces are very generous with the large dining area as well as sitting area with a striking fireplace.
Exclusive light-plank floors from Dinesen make a beautiful contrast with the dark original ceiling. The library/work room boasts an urban constructed interior. A gorgeous master bedroom retreat has hidden storage and en-suite bathroom. The upstairs portion of the home has a raw attic feeling, deliberately preserved with coarse brick flooring against the original wooden ceilings. The central living room has an inviting sofa and a large table for cozy dinners. Two terraces face the inner courtyard which gives great sense openness to the floorplan. There are also an additional three bedrooms with bathrooms on this level. Via
Located in the Cornlofts, a former industrial building, in Prague´s quarter Karlin, this loft has been reconstructed by B2 Architecture for the residential use based on the design of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten from Wien. The design for a Live/ Work unit eschews conventional loft typologies in order to maximize square footage and natural light. Portions of the original floor plate are removed while new glass plates are inserted into a central void. As a result, this formal gesture increases overall square footage to a total of 2,475 square feet (230 square meters) while simultaneously providing unexpected views and natural light throughout. The main goal of the loft´s redesign was to bring back the original industrial look balanced with the modern design and materials.
The living space is furnished with the vintage/modern custom-made furniture completed with the pixeled piano mosaic and other music related elements referring to the owner’s profession.
The lowest level contains the entrance space with custom-made closet, owner’s music studio, nursery and guestroom with bathroom and utility areas.
The second level has a public character. On the one side there is an open office with a roof window and view over a sculpted staircase connecting the three levels of the loft. On the other side, there´s a living and entertaining space vertically connected by partially glassed floor plate of the third level.
Besides the entertaining space, the third level also includes the master bedroom with a bath and two dressing rooms.