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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Fulton Studio is a beautifully decorated one bedroom, one bathroom vacation rental property that is ideally located in the historic downtown district of New York. The studio space features white washed walls and ceilings and polished alabaster flooring, making the space feel bright and airy. Eclectic art decorates the space punctuated with rustic touches such as antlers perched amongst collections of white porcelain, rough-hewn wooden tables and silky white cowhide rugs. When you enter the studio, the kitchen is the first thing you see, with black granite countertops and obsidian cabinetry. Just beyond is the dining area, opening to a luminous living space and continuing on from there is the sleeping quarters. A cozy wooden dining table is perfect for entertaining, seating eight. An elegant sofa in the the living area sits in a perfect seating arrangement opposite two comfortable beige armchairs. There is also a flat screen television tucked adjacent to the coffee table for your viewing pleasure. A simple writing desk can serve as a space for working on your laptop or planning your vacation sight seeing adventures. Behind the sofa is a woven rug that delineates the living area from the sleeping area, where a queen bed and antique furnishings decorate the space. A beautiful bathroom completes the studio space, with everything you could possibly need to complete your vacation.
Beautiful interior styling, cozy and chic all rolled into one…what do you think? We would love to hear your thoughts, is this a vacation home that you could spend some time in?
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This stunning private residence is an Adobe-inspired home that was recently designed by Wilson Associates, located in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. This adobe residence was designed as a true reflection of cultural sophistication and refined style. The homeowner’s have a love affair for Southwestern art, which is displayed throughout the home. The architecture of the home showcases clean lines, with decor of natural materials and the outdoors demonstrating an immaculate landscape. The home reflects a combination of natural materials and minimalist aesthetic, culminating to a very subtle regional appeal.
Featuring crisp and clean contemporary interiors, this home offers a neutral color palette with southwestern style art punctuated throughout to add some color to the spaces. With large expanses of glass to soak in the spectacular desert views, this cozy home feels like an extension of the exterior.
With large window walls, the homeowners can soak in the beauty of the landscape and get plenty of natural daylight to enjoy this open plan environment. White walls and white-washed exposed beams takes backstage to the beautiful furnishings and arrangements that creates a warm and cozy space, perfect for entertaining family and friends.
Photos: Courtesy of Wilson Associates
Description from the architects: In approaching this project, we studied the composition of the existing building and identified multiple layers added to one another over time. These additions had compressed the living space since the original construction dating back to 1880.
Inside the attic, we found that the current flat roof was built on top of a former sloped roof together reaching a thickness of over five feet which was mixed in with layers of tar.
Through a subtraction process and by replacing the existing structure with new joists, we gained 5 feet of space, therefore making up a 13 foot height on the third floor. The space of the new master bedroom and artist studio gained in natural light with the integration of a ribbon window where the attic was.
Addition: The floor is organized around a small volume wrapped by hemlock shelves obtained through the careful deconstruction of the roof structure. The patina of the aged wood is preserved and highlighted by contrast as the surrounding are composed of abstract white surfaces. The shelves winding around the volume seem to protect a secret. This volume is sliced in two by a tempered glass roof, bringing natural light into the marble tiled shower.
Abstraction and texture: If the main intervention unfolds on the top floor, several situations were identified throughout the house as opportunities for small interventions. Although textures vary, a white paint finish is applied in order to preserve the original textures and the beauty of wooden structures while connecting their various expressions together.
A tailored living space: The changes introduced throughout the house support a contemporary family dynamic. By rethinking space distribution and by integrating moving partitions, the house can adapt to everyday needs with new areas dedicated to children and parents and with added possibilities in terms of privacy. This project puts forward an intervention, which, despite its small scale, expresses with strength and sensitivity the expression of a local architecture. Juliette est aux combles!
Photos: Steve Montpetit
With a closeness to nature offered in this stunning family home, every detail has been carefully thought out, offering creative solutions and exciting architecture in Ljunghusen, Sweden. The residence offers sophistication and luxurious details, with natural lighting throughout.
The house feels somewhat anonymous as you approach from the street, however as soon as you step inside the entrance door it changes to something spectacular. The house is a solid stone house that has been covered with a horizontal wood paneling to create a soft and comfortable feel. The entrance door is custom built in glass and oak paneling, and one could say that this is the standard set for the rest of the house. You are surrounded by whitewashed stone walls and a sober white pigmented concrete floors, which leads you further into the house.
You are welcomed immediately into the open seating area. There is plenty of space for entertaining family and friends, The dining room offers a large expanse of glass windows that overlook the garden facing south. An exciting atrium separates the living area from the dining room and creates a stylish environment. The concrete floor becomes a beautiful accent against the white landscape wooden panel that lines some of the walls. The feeling is both modern and rustic at the same time. Cold evenings gives the stove a nice heat and lets you relax to beautiful crackling sounds.
The kitchen offers an open plan against the social surfaces. A practical kitchen island clad in wood, breaking cleanly against the white interior gives a pleasant impression. It can accommodate two bar stools, perfect for when you want a breakfast time for yourself before you start your day. Exclusive machines from Gaggenau and Miele gives the kitchen a lovely finish. Perhaps most striking is the original pantry with glass door. This creates beautiful storage jars, a work of art in itself and makes it a pleasure to keep order in the pantry.
In the bedrooms the windows were placed so as to reduce transparency. On the floors, carpet has been added to lend warmth and a comfortable feeling in the rooms. Instead of doors into the walk-in chambers, two of the three bedrooms have heavy drapes, creating a warm and cozy feeling. The master bedroom is located in the second part of the house and also has the same feeling. The impression of everyday luxury is enhanced even further with the spacious closet. You will sleep in a relaxing atmosphere and in the morning you just need to walk a few steps to take a morning dip in the pool.
The villa has two lovely bathrooms. One is located in the entrance hall and offers bath and sleek and stylish décor from Aspen. The floor is covered with seastone and give a cozy feel. The second bathroom is a bit larger, decorated in tasteful white and stone. There is a shower and two washstands.
The newly built sauna room is inviting with its warmth on cold evenings and here you can let your eyes rest on the large window facing the garden. Then you go directly into the outdoor lounge and breathe in some fresh forest air.
This intelligent home showcases many thoughtful features and functions. Throughout the house, even outdoors, are nicely integrated speakers. The technology in the house can easily connect to iPads and phones, which makes it easy and fun to do. The whole house has a lovely heated floor, even in the garage, storage and guest house. There is plenty of storage and in the garden there is a separate storehouse.
The most apparent with the social part of the house is the simplicity of getting out into nature. By opening up one of the terrace doors you step out to your own little paradise. The large paved terrace runs along the entire garden side, and there are several patios, both for relaxing and socializing. Stylish awnings give shade during the hottest days of the summer and attracts one to take a dip in the sumptuous pool. The whole time you feel nature’s presence when the wind takes hold of the pines that surround the garden. Overlooking the pool there is also a guest house that houses everything you want to offer your guests. Or, you may choose to create an office or an inspiring studio here?
Every little detail of the house is well thought out and carefully selected. Everything from designer switches to color selection, layout and site-built TV unit. Sit back and allow yourself to enjoy a perfect home, just a few hundred meters from Sweden’s most beautiful sandy beach.
Photos: Courtesy of Bjurfors
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