Large sliding glass doors and glass walls become an integral part of each and every room of the house as the view outside is brought indoors in an effortless manner. The classic coastal colors of white and blue are used in a contemporary context with ingenious pendant lights giving the living area a whimsical aura. Decor additions like the Philippe Starck’s Masters chairs add sculptural style to the setting.
Overlooking this home has all the trademark traits of the timeless Tudor house. A style that combined late Medieval and early Renaissance influences it was incredibly popular in Washington in the pre-World War II era. With its pitched gable roof and decorative stonework the is no different.
Australia is quickly turning into a hotbed for some of the most amazing renovations projects on the planet. But most of these are Victorian or Edwardian homes that need a modern facelift. Not this one though as Bagnato Architects turned an 1892 Anglican church into a stunning contemporary home.
Adaptive reuse is an architectural and design concept that is quickly gaining ground globally and many of the rustic old barns are being converted into wonderful modern homes. Located in the quiet little Dutch town of House G fits this billing perfectly.
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.