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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