Preserving an 1870s-era structure and enhancing it with a breezy makeover the penthouse offers luxury that is draped in heritage and timeless appeal. A team led by architect created a penthouse that epitomizes the typical aura and cheerful ambiance of New York City apartments. The interiors are kept largely neutral with white dominating every level of the penthouse.
The idea was to design a home whose aura was as close as possible to the homeowners’ previous farm house clad in wood paper and concrete. Criss-crossing wooden beams make up the most prominent feature of the home and allow natural ventilation to make its way through to the top level.
The top level features the private quarters along with a home workplace while a gorgeous bookshelf is used to further add some color to the interior. Large pendants bright lamp shades and creative wall art combine to drive away any sense of blandness that might emanate from the extensive use of neutral hues.
The owners of the home wanted to transform their old summer cottage which was a touch dark and dingy into a smart and stylish space that captured the essence of nostalgic summer evenings. This made the choice of a color palette inherently simple and the extensive use of white muted blue and light greens gives the retreat a subtle beachy vibe. But the designers stayed away from a more apparent nautical look by smartly placing decor and accents that created a trendy modern rustic style.
Located in the heart of the breathtaking and near the city of this picturesque Romanian house is indeed all about the mesmerizing landscape around it. Crafted by the homeowners themselves the project started as a vacation home and soon turned into a full-time residence.
At times it is easy to get carried away while decorating your home by incorporating too many elements that are either unnecessary or do not fit the bill. This elegant and cool summer home on Lake Wisconsin shows you how to create a cozy beautiful and ergonomic holiday home without going over the top.
Bold window frames and shingle-style architecture typify the exterior while the interior is clad in cool neutral hues that seem to be borrowed from both coastal and cottage styles. Exposed wooden beams and metallic surfaces add a dash of industrial charm as well with a salvaged wooden accent wall standing out visually in the front hall.