A log cabin was recently turned into a beautifully styled lake house retreat for family gatherings, located on Pleasant Hill Lake in the rural area of Perrysville, Ohio. Owned by a couple whose main house is conveniently just 80 miles away in Columbus, the home was just recently purchased as a family getaway. Notable features includes an open plan layout, soaring 20 foot high ceilings and a spacious front porch for sitting and enjoying the beautiful lake views. Even though there were only a couple of bedrooms, there were other attractive features that made this home appealing; such as a roomy basement and loft, offering extra sleeping quarters for overnight guests. The house was not in need of any major renovations, but seemed to lack personality and warmth. One of the homeowners has three beautiful home decor stores called Bungalow Home, which allowed her to not only show off her great decorating skills but to source items from her store into her home. In the living room, slipcovered furnishings makes the space casual and welcoming. Decor items were a mix of antique market finds and the homeowners own shop. One of the main updates to the structure was to capture the views of the lake by adding half a dozen windows.
In the kitchen, vintage nickel door knobs were added, upper cabinets were removed and pendant light fixtures replaced outdated ones to re-fresh the space. We think this cabin is absolutely charming, the spaces are open and welcoming, the furnishings are cozy and the cabin itself is the perfect size with every space being utilized. What do you think, would this be your ideal cottage retreat? Do you have a neat vacation cabin you would like to showcase here on 1 Kindesign? We would love to feature it, please contact us here so that we may be in touch.
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The walls were given a fresh coat of white paint (Simply White by Benjamin Moore), the homeowners go to color. The hickory wood flooring, banister and ceilings adds visual contrast to the white.
A cowhide area rug adds warmth to the wood floors in the master bedroom. The bed was purchased from Crate & Barrel.
The second floor encompasses a guest sleeping loft offering convenient pull-out sofas, keeping the small space tidy when not in use. It also plays double duty as a quiet little nook to read a book.
A back hallway was revamped into a mudroom with salvaged door frames affixed to the wall to hang items on. Little rope balls have been used as hooks. Even the bench has been re-purposed from old barn wood.
String lights accent the cozy porch space, picked up from Target. The wicker furnishings were selected from Pottery Barn, the family likes to gather here for conversation and entertainment.
Photos: Country Living
This charming crisp white home caters to outdoor living, a perfect place to escape and unwind on the island of Formentera, in the Mediterranean Sea. The home is positioned on a quiet corner wrapped in silence, less than a mile from the beach. The property is an oasis of freshness, with junipers, pines and the intense scent of rosemary perfuming the air. An inner courtyard is the ideal spot for both sun and shade depending on the time of day. Climbing bougainvillea cover the porches, add bright bursts of color. The home is spread out over one level in the shape of a “U”, with porches wrapped around the perimeter. The home is open and airy and full of light, with cross-ventilation. The interiors showcase luminous white washed walls, tinged with natural colors of fabrics and accessories. All of the rooms have access to the outdoor living spaces, so during the summer months it helps keep fresh air circulating. Natural ventilation usually cools off the home so their is barely a need for air conditioning and ceiling fans.
We love the inviting outdoor living spaces of this cozy retreat, aside from feeling island bound, it would be a very hard place to leave. With the beach so close to the home, and cool ocean breezes to keep you feeling refreshed, this charming home is very ideal. Our favorite spot, the outdoor shower. There is nothing better than showering outside, if you have never experienced it before, it is heaven…and so ideal to wash off after spending the day at the beach before retreating indoors! What do you think, what is your favorite spot in this cool island home?
We have featured many breathtaking houses here on 1 Kindesign from the island of Formentera. In case you missed seeing them, we have a couple here to share with you: Chic summer retreat on the Formentera countryside and Beautiful stone house on Formentera: Can Manuel d’en Corda.
A spacious living room with two sofas centered around a fireplace is the perfect spot for conversation when the owners are not spending their time enjoying the outdoors. Rainwater harvesting is also an active practice in this home, where water is a precious commodity due to island living.
The interior courtyard is an deal shelter from too much sun or wind.
Photos: El Mueble
This beautiful Spanish Colonial style home was built in 1926, just recently transformed by DISC Interiors, nestled hillside in Los Feliz, California. The entryway to this Los Angeles neighborhood residence is accessed from the second level, opening into the public spaces. In the living room, the designers focused on making the floor plan take advantage of the views from the spacious patio. Furnishings have been arranged around the fireplace to create a cozy living environment and to help facilitate a great conversational space. A vintage Moroccan area rug covers the warm hardwood flooring, which not only helps to delineate the space, it also adds texture and creates a neutral base to the earthy hues that decorates the room.
The designers have infused the home with lovely midcentury pieces throughout. Every space have something vintage in it to create a sense of history. The end result is a beautifully balanced home layered with textures, color, varying shapes and materials that are cozy, inviting and ultimately timeless.
What do you think of this home? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below the photo tour. We have featured several Spanish Colonial style homes here on 1 Kindesign, have a look in case you missed them: Extravagant island dream home and Absolutely beautiful Spanish Colonial Estate.
The kitchen cabinets were designed to create a sense of timelessness, painted with milk paint in a matte finish. The hue of the paint was mixed to custom match that of Pratt & Lambert 2212 Olive Bark. The hardware is an oil-rubbed bronze, creating a beautiful contrast.
Photos: Courtesy of DISC Interiors
This super stylish Scandinavian loft duplex with turn of the century details is located in Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren, Sweden, part of Stockholm City. The interiors of the home overlooks a central courtyard with a cozy french balcony that faces the sunny west. Comprised of 1,033 square feet (96 square meters) of living space spread out over two levels, with a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms, home office, two bathrooms and access to a roof terrace from the upper level. There are many stunning details showcased in this lovely inviting home such as two beautiful working fireplaces, wood beamed ceilings, crown moulding and whitewashed wide pine plank flooring. The spacious fully equipped kitchen is light and airy with a small breakfast area and window that looks out to the quiet courtyard. The kitchen has a nice flow into the open dining area through a large doorway. The staircase to the second level where the private zones are situated is located by the entry hall, which is also where one of the bathrooms can be found.
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Photos: Svenska Maklarhuset
Boooox Heritage Barn project is an old barn re-designed into an elegant and functional living space by architecture studio OOOOX, located in Liberec, Czech Republic. The structure was preserved to respect its history and surroundings, with plenty of imagination, attention to detail and a design that meets the needs of the client which produced a spectacular end result. The main concept of the project is the division of the color black applied to the exterior of the home, while white is used in the interiors. Both the inside and outside are dominated by the use of wood, with the flooring on the interior is comprised of brick, painted white. The interior living spaces reflect the original structure of the barn, including the framing through a large picture window. The wooden exterior facade has been restored to the original style, with windows on the ground floor fitted into where the original barn door opening once was. The windows are also covered with wooden shutters that, when closed, are in the same expression as the exterior facade. The main objective to preserve the open spaces on both levels up to the roofline. Interior railings, whether solid or mesh, were selected for the safety of both children and family pets. The selection of airy materials opens and closes visually different spaces. The designers created a podium for the staircase landings that runs dual-purposed as extra storage space to keep the modern interiors clean and tidy.
In keeping with the black and white theme, furnishings and materials selections were kept in the same color palette. A black and white cow hide area rug adds pattern and visual interest to the white interiors. The black staircase leading up to the second level breaks up the white walls. The whole interior on both levels has been designed as an open concept without any doors to close off spaces. What do you think, are you a fan of the black and white interiors? Love converted barn homes? Have a look at some others featured here on 1 Kindesign with, Four Barns weekend retreat in the rolling hills of Hudson Valley and Reclaimed post and beam barn transformed to family retreat in Idaho.
This lovely bright and airy beach cottage offers inviting living spaces with great attention to detail, designed by Village Architects, located in Florida. Showcasing a playful beach style throughout the interiors, this stylish home is a comfortable living environment with materials and finishes that hold up to beach living. Lots of windows throughout the home allows light to penetrate the spaces and invites one to soak in the views of the tranquil ocean. Charming design and beach colored hues can be found throughout this home tour, so keep scrolling down and have a look at one beautifully designed beach house!
The ceiling in this gorgeous living room is comprised of white washed cedar shingles. The furnishings are arranged around the fireplace, which is composed of painted brick flooring to ceiling wall with a mahogany stained mantel and traditional style framing. A vibrant painting adds a punch of color to the otherwise white wall. Built-ins allow the homeowners to showcase personal decor items to add personality to the space. The whitewashed hickory flooring is covered with an area rug to add texture and bring in the blues of the sea. The blues are also picked up in the cozy furnishings. Two coffee tables allows for more functionality for entertaining guests.
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A wet bar separates the living area from the kitchen space. A warm mahogany finish is repeated on the bar countertop and bar stools. The kitchen island is a visually appealing mix of blue, white and chrome. A bay window and windows above the kitchen countertop allows natural light to illuminate the space.
The dining room shows some color repetition with the blue and white fabrics in the dining chairs and the same coloring in the trim around the dining table. A playful chandelier above the table is in keeping with the beach theme, simulating coral. Plantation shutters and beautiful woodworking details makes this space very inviting.
This charming bathroom features plantation shutter, marble countertops with dual sinks whitewashed hickory flooring and wood paneled walls comprised of whitewashed cypress.
Photos: Ron Rosenzweig
Designed as sophisticated luxury, this two story, 6,000 square foot apartment showcases stunning views of Central Park in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. The spacious residence offers the scale and elegant feel of a townhouse with high ceilings, beautiful custom millwork detailing and plenty of natural light. An additional wonderful feature to the home is that each of the floors offers 80 feet of treetop park view frontage. The interiors showcase a sanctuary for both living and entertaining with an excellent layout and proportion. The spacious living area offers both south and west facing picture windows, with views out to the park. Adjacent to the living room is a formal style dining area to entertain at least twelve guests. The stylish eat-in kitchen has many designer finishes which includes, “Uba Tuba honed granite countertops and breakfast bar, custom cabinetry with metallic chrome accent plating, two full-size Sub-Zero refrigerators, a 6-burner Viking stove, and Meile dishwasher.” On the lower level are five very spacious bedrooms with large walk-in closets. In the master suite, there are his and hers walk-in closets as well as an additional dressing room with a built-in mirrored vanity. The light-filled en-suite master bath has a soaking tub and separate shower, all lined with Bianco Antico stone. The apartment also has an additional bedroom that can be used for guests or as staff quarters, a library filled with bookshelves and a fully equipped laundry room.
Located in a discreet pre-war co-op building, this spectacular home was listed for sale at $16,995 and was just recently purchased by Bruce Willis as a new family home. What do you think, is this pad worth the price of admission?
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Spotted on ESNY, Bleecker Tower is an exclusive loft apartment combining historic details with modern luxury, located in the historic MSI building, NoHo, New York. The building has undergone extensive renovation, managing to recreate and maintain the future glory days of this 1898 build that was one of the most beautiful buildings of its era. Comprised of 983 square feet (91 square meters) of living space, the home showcases flooring to ceiling arched windows framing a dramatic great room with a long stone fireplace and marble kitchen island and a dining space, a wonderful layout for entertaining family and guests in true elegance. The whole interior is very lavish and grand with bright white interiors and black accents. Light follows into the bedroom with its own arched window and an adjoining bathroom designed entirely in white Italian marble, enhancing the spectacular impression. There is also a guest bedroom / media room with a walk-in closet and adjoining bathroom.
This spectacular home is listed for sale at $7,995,000.
Flooring throughout most of the interiors is of genuine Swedish wide plank beech wood. To protect the artwork, decor and furnishings from the sun, windows are coated with Sunshield solar film. Custom pocket doors were incorporated into the design scheme to increase flexibility of spaces. Functionality was also a key component in the design, with plenty of closet space to keep everything in its place. What do you think, does this home showcase too much white?
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