From old churches that were reinvigorated to house trendy bookstores to towers from the Renaissance period that hold chic modern homes here is a collection of the most audacious renovations on the planet.
Additions like the bookcase on the home office level (built out of harvested birch trunks and glass panels) give the interior a distinct ambiance. Most of the colors are inspired by the many sights and sounds outside while iconic decor additions brilliant lighting and sculptural features like the spiral staircase elevate the appeal of the contemporary villa. Sliding frames with wooden slats shape the façade of the home while allowing those inside to switch between complete seclusion and unabated views with ease.
It seems like structures from the 1800s have plenty of takers as this old Water Tower in originally built in 1877 now plays host to a stunning contemporary home that offers some amazing views of this cosmopolitan city. and added a sleek and audacious ‘glass box’ to the original structure that houses the living area on the lower level and four spacious bedrooms on the upper level. The interior is kept simple and minimal with white dominating the landscape.
The constant unending rush of busy urban life in concrete jungles is driving many of us into the lap of nature for a more relaxed and organic lifestyle. Located in the idyllic commune of Snagov this fabulous residence is wrapped in a cloak of green and opens up toward the beautiful lake outside.
The living area kitchen dining space home office beautiful outdoor terrace and master bedroom are located on the first floor of the villa while the lower level houses the guest quarters and the gorgeous indoor pool along with the courtyard.