The north end of the rooftop offers a place to relax under the stars even in the colder months thanks to a built-in fireplace. And if a roaring fire is not enough to keep warm the steamy hot tub should do the trick.
A grand master bedroom guest rooms and other private spaces are housed on the top level while a beautiful lap pool and an outdoor lounge steal the show outside. The fabulous beach home was designed to withstand a future rise in sea level or unexpected storm surges making it a smart and safe haven overlooking the Atlantic.
While the architecture was dubbed ‘refreshing and revolutionary’ in the ’60s when people flocked toward cookie-cutter design Risom himself feels that it was simply inspired by a rustic nature-centric lifestyle. The interior is airy with a wonderful collection of the vintage decor that the family treasures and the cabin recently acquired a new glass wall that replaced the old and worn out feature.
The high walls of the church are obviously perfect for the 25000 books in the bookstore and the spectacular interiors can get intimidating at times. A crucifix-shaped table in the café and awesome lighting complete this splendid makeover.
It’s not just old barns and factories that can be revamped into creative homes. Even unused public libraries can be renovated into stunning homes. Located in Sellwood this elegant home was once a library that was remodeled and revamped to meet the needs of a modern urban family.