This newly built and very attractive upscale house, spotted on Skeppsholmen is situated in Vastra Gotaland, Sweden. The house is built with very lavish materials, making this 2,206 square foot (205 square meters) home into something quite out of the ordinary, where every detail has been planned, carefully thought through and executed to perfection. The materials are selected with care, both inside and outside for a stylish and unique style. The House is architect designed and completely maintenance-free for a worry-free living.
The ground plan features a spacious hallway that leads to an elegant fully-equipped kitchen with double height ceilings and an open plan to the dining room. Large windows contribute to plenty of natural light. In the living room, a fireplace brings more life to the room. From the living room large sliding glass doors leads out to a spacious terrace.
The upper floor houses four spacious bedrooms as well as an elegant bathroom. The master bedroom is something out of the ordinary that has gone all the way to create a feeling of a hotel suite with open floor plan. Also the upper level is light and fresh with large window areas, creating a wonderfully airy and luxurious feel. All rooms are sound-proofed thanks to a stone design and offers a totally private realm.
In a beautiful turn of the century brick building built in 1890 we discovered on Alvhem, is this fabulous newly renovated apartment in Vasastan, Sweden. The 753 square foot (70 square meters) home is decorated in a stylish contemporary design, featuring a spacious balcony, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The bright and airy living room is separated from the cozy bedroom by a beautiful pair of doors. The white walls and light oak flooring gives way to bold splashes of color throughout. The stylish and functional kitchen offers plenty of storage with a large dining area with a built-in sofa that can accommodate cozy dinners with guests and smart extra storage.
An old carpet warehouse, spotted on Shoot 115, retrieves its original splendor after a reform that respects its industrial roots and combines pieces with lots of history with new ones made to measure. This 1,830 square foot (170 square meters) loft is situated in a building in the heart of Barcelona, Spain built more than one century ago, previously a textile workshop. This space has retained the most attractive original structures and has unified them, painting them white: iron support columns that were originally black and wooden beams, cut by a steel rail makes the architecture feel open and airy. Natural light, a key highlight in this incredible loft, penetrates the space from a wall of double-hung windows, mostly originals.
This beautiful three-story home stands on a hill with stunning views of the Oslo fjord in the small town of Drøbak, Norway. Owned and designed by Francisca Vegara, the home is comprised of 3,659 square feet (340 square meters) of living space featuring a living room, three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and two rooms to work. With a fresh coat of paint and a woman’s touch, the renovated of the home was finished just before Christmas. Decorated for Christmas, the home features silver, grey and white with a cozy and welcoming ambiance. Via
Next to the Vasa Park, in a beautiful 20th-century estate building is this lavish loft in Vasastan, Sweden, spotted on Skeppsholmen. This fabulous apartment is optimally planned with 1,194 square feet (111 square meters) of living space offering open planned social entertaining spaces and a hallway separating the private living spaces. The minimalist kitchen offers a granite countertops and a small breakfast bench top and opens up to the generous living area with fireplace. Masonry fireplace, specially designed lighting and built-in speakers enhance the comfort factor. The floor has a stylish bathroom with sauna and built-in washing machine pedestal, all in perfect combination between design and functionality. A large sliding glass door off the kitchen opens onto a spacious and cozy terrace with city views. There are two spacious bedrooms with the master bedroom offering a large walk-in closet
This stunning Gothenburg, Sweden early 20th century villa, spotted on Hus & Hem, has been rescued from dilapidation by interior designer and owner Wictoria Ostrelius. When the old home was for sale she fell in love with her vision of the potential that the home had. After four years of renovating the 180 cubic meters of scrap and garbage, the plaster was switched to a wooden fascia and virtually all indoor spaces were rehabilitated. Before the home was restored, the plaster had long fallen from the facade, some windows were broken and it was only a matter of time before the roof would start to leak. Behind all this, Wictoria saw the beauty she wanted to recover.
Wictoria worked with her husband on the home, who both put their entire relationship at stake by investing everything on Wictoria’s dream. In the middle of the entire venture their son was born, a second addition to their family. The house made the family learn to live together and during the worst period of the renovation, the job welded the family together. Wictoria’s husband became the leader of 35 artisans who came and went during the first two years of intensive renovation. There was no moisture, mildew or rot, so the core remained intact. The home received a new tin roof and new windows similar to that of the old ones.
Spaces were gutted, sewage pipes and water pipes replaced and the floor was opened up to create an open plan environment. Three bedrooms, a new bathroom, walk-in closet, and a room with a bed loft on top of one bedroom was created. Wictoria referred to design magazines for inspiration, with much of the home was purchased on online auctions. The home received new life with patterned fabrics and a fresh coat of white paint, bringing serenity and breathing space. With a passion for old things with a story, the century-old house became a regeneration process and now breathes new life.
This incredibly stylish and exclusive villa, spotted on Per Jansson is the ultimate dream home situated in the town Lännersta, Stockholm County, Sweden. The whole house has been renovated from floor to ceiling and expanded with a generous floor plan of 2,260 square feet (210 square meters) with emphasis on style, function and sense of space. With large windows bringing in plenty of natural light, stunning high ceilings and a large outdoor patio, this home is aimed to please. There is a very spacious living room on the first floor with two bedrooms sharing a bathroom. There is also a steam sauna with benches and a seamless glass door that separates the space from the rest of the bathroom.
The upstairs has a stylish kitchen with two separate dining areas, one informal and the other more formal for entertaining. There is also a living room with an attractive fireplace, perfect for family gatherings or entertaining friends. There is also an incredibly spacious terrace accessed from this room. There are also two spacious bedrooms and one smaller one on this level with one bathroom to share. The whole house is decorated with ash floors, whitewashed walls and spotlights in the ceiling. The exterior of the home features simple yet tasteful architecture with a white plastered facade that blends tastefully together with the generous sized fenestration. The home is nestled on beautifully landscaped grounds that are slightly hilly.
This unique loft called, “Abstraction Active” has been designed by the French architectural firm, Smoothcore Architects in Paris, France. The loft illustrates active design as well as abstract architecture, centered on a unique winding staircase with built-in bookshelves to address the owner’s love and vast collection of books and magazines. There is also an entire wall comprised of a built-in bookshelf in the main living area chalk full of books! The dining room and kitchen is separated by a divider wall of shelves encased with thin glass doors that takes the place of a buffet to store dishes for entertaining. The apartment is dressed with white on white, with a few furnishings in a chocolate hue to add some color to the space. The bathroom is all white except for a royal blue divider wall. The staircase leads to a rooftop deck with gardens and sitting areas.
Photos: Cécile Septet
Mandell Street House is located in the Museum District of Houston, Texas, designed by Allen Bianchi Architects. This two-storey contemporary home features a unique floor plan spanning 5,920 square feet (550 square meters) of living space. The house is situated on a busy street so it had to be protected from noise and designed for privacy. The architect designed for light, space and comfort, opening the home towards the interior, with large windows that connects the room with the pool and created a few sculptural concrete walls. Materials were selected to be simple and natural, cement, walnut, marble and masonry with the objective of unifying the space and further enhancing the light.
On the ground floor, a large clear area hosts the living room and the dining room, which opens through two openings towards the kitchen and office area, and a corner to watch TV. A pantry, a wine cellar and a toilet complete this flat, paved entirely with a floor of microcemento giving homogeneity. On the first floor are the private spaces, four bedrooms all with dressing rooms and bathroom, as well as a study.
Interior designer Barbara Hill infused her contemporary style into the home, combining modern design furniture with 20th century classics and pieces of vintage furnishings which reinforces the contemporary character of the house. Some spaces, the furniture was commissioned to measure. The location of the house in the Museum District inspired the owners to gather a small set of works of art to scatter throughout the home. One of their favorite pieces is a chair sculpture made with old suitcases by an artist from Minneapolis, which can be seen on the stairs of the entrance.
Visit the website of Allen Bianchi Architects here.
The L-shaped house leaves a central space occupied by the pool. In the background, the curved wall encloses the shower.
Ever dreamed of designing your entire home in white? This entire house has been designed in various hues of white, even the family dog is white! This unique minimalistic home is located in Queensland, Australia. The two-storey property has the perfect balance between contemporary style and classic design elements. Architecturally designed and built to make you feel like you are always on holiday, it is resort style living at its best. Sparkling white interiors and high ceilings are a breath of fresh air while abundant use of glass creates a light and airy floor plan that moves from room to room with ease.
An open plan living room on the upper level effortlessly blends with the dining area for a sweeping space that flows to the gourmet kitchen which features quality appliances. Enjoy a versatile floor plan with great privacy and a second living space on the ground floor including media room and kitchenette. Entertaining will be a delight with covered alfresco dining spaces on the upper and lower levels, all looking out to the sparkling in ground resort style pool. There are four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and the stylish master suite has the added bonus of its own private en-suite, two walk in wardrobes and an outdoor balcony.
What do you think, could you live in this all white home? This interesting home is listed for sale from here.