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.
The double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.
While the lower level features only the living area the top floor contains the small dining space and a cool kitchen with an ergonomic eating bar and granite benchtops. A luxurious master suite along with three additional bedrooms means there is ample sleeping space for a large family and guests over the weekend. Then there is the lovely sitting area with Juliet balconies that lets you take in the sights and sounds outside.
From the indomitable and tasteful SoHo style to the distinct flair of its loft penthouses New York is a city that sets the style for the world to follow. It is an architectural and design style that many have adopted with twists and turns to ensure that it fits in with the unique identity of the neighborhood they live in and its distinct cultural heritage.
Showcasing another such alchemy of styles is this fabulous private home in the stylish suburb of Sydney. 181 Palmer is a converted warehouse residence that borrows from the charm of similar homes in NYC while adding a hint of quirky originality.
Nestled in this pristine landscape is the fabulous designed by Lohss Construction. A rustic mountain cabin that showcases the very best in terms of local architecture this exquisite getaway combines modernity with timeless design to bring the best of both worlds. With majestic mountains in the backdrop this retreat clad largely in stone and timber creates a picture-perfect setting for a dream vacation!
Pleasant walkways outdoor patios and tranquil sitting zones expand the living area outdoors even as the private spaces on the top level drape the homeowners in complete luxury. Perfectly capturing the spirit of the background it sits in this is a mountain residence that promises picture-perfect holidays all year long!