Transforming a traditional row house that dates back to 1880 into a contemporary home that serves the needs of a modern family is a task that requires a careful balance of form and function The space available is indeed limited creating another dimension to the design conundrum and it does take a hint of creativity along with an understanding of the building’s past to get the best result.
With a design that incorporates passive heating and cooling techniques top-notch insulation custom LED lighting and a gray water management system the house also aims to keep its carbon footprint as low as possible.
Crafted in aged wood and stone the exterior of the house exudes an aged look an aesthetic that the homeowners wanted to see in their new holiday home. But step inside and plush décor ingenious artwork and bright pops of color are interwoven with rustic elements to create a balance between two contrasting styles.
Another trademark feature of the loft is its wonderful blend of the old the new and the timeless with iconic pieces like the Eames lounger finding a space among more quirky modern pieces. The mezzanine level contains the bedrooms and kids’ spaces along with additional home workspaces that overlook the living area below. Polished energetic and playful this is a New York City home that captures the spirit of its neighborhood to perfection!
The lower level of the loft contains a breezy living area a double height kitchen and dining space and a cool workstation that barely draws your attention. The color scheme is neutral with white being the dominant hue (as one would expect).
An amazing log cabin surrounded by lofty mountains possibly some snow in the air and a relaxed week filled with fun friends and family; that is indeed the definition of an unforgettable holiday.
It is the master suite on the second floor that is the absolute showstopper as its lunge retreat brings the outdoors inside in a truly spellbinding fashion. Neutral hues dominate the color scheme of the house with a heavy presence of wooden surfaces and a tiny splash of color brought in by accent décor and accessories.