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.
The trend of turning the home into a relaxing retreat that gives you a refuge from the busy hustle and bustle of urban life is one that is on the rise. Located in a beautiful neighborhood and blessed with ample space this luxurious combines modern aesthetics with tranquil inviting ambiance.
Large glass doors and windows ensure that the exterior courtyard seems like a natural extension of the living space. Even the indoor pool is surrounded by sliding glass doors that quickly blur the lines between both worlds! A multitude of textures including concrete stone and wood are used to create a remarkably elegant home.
Creating a perfect blend of unadulterated old world charm and posh contemporary style is the Cat Hill Barn in Yorkshire. This 16th-Century English barn has an exterior that is left untouched while the sweeping spaces indoors are fragmented into smaller specific areas with the use of stone walls a fireplace and lighting. A state-of-the-art kitchen in black seems to blend effortlessly with the more rustic ambiance of the home and the private quarters are housed on the top level.
This delicate task of combining the old and the new fell to Marks & Frantz Interior Design who turned to their trademark style of combining innovative design solutions with a to get the job done! One of the first major changes undertaken was to open up the walls in order to drive away any dullness and give the home a bright cheerful atmosphere.