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.
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.
Custom-crafted decor bright accents of orange and red along with cozy textures that balance the views of snow-filled slopes outside perfectly complete this cool condo. It may seem like a tall order but Charles Rose Architects managed to pull it off for the Manhattan home of Grammy-winning violinist and composer Joshua Bell without missing a beat. Converted from the upper floors of an old manufacturing plant the harmonious two-level penthouse with a soaring glass atrium and oasis-like rooftop terrace is certainly music to our ears.
Waking up each morning to the sight of a lush green canopy and the early morning frenzy of birds just outside the window is indeed a great way to start the day. The private residence nestled in the gorgeous in promises all this and a whole lot more as it brings the outdoors inside. Designed by J.C.
The first thing you notice as you step off of the elevator that opens directly into the penthouse is the soaring glass atrium that allows sunlight to flood the entire apartment. The design’s musical references become more and more apparent as your eye traces the rich wood of the floor and dramatic fret-like staircase that mimics the neck of a violin.
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.
This continuous stone wall starts right at the entry and extends all the way to the shower area in the master suite! Visually connecting one area of the home with the rest it gives the interior an additional texture as it keeps away the street noise.