An elevated platform ensures that the view of the lake outside is visible from almost every corner of the living area and dining room. The double-height dining space looks even more spectacular thanks to the dazzling chandelier above that steals the show! The balanced use of Italian parquet rosewood and glass gives the home a refined appeal.
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.
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.
While the initial proposal was to chop off the beautiful old trees to create a more spacious and centrally placed residence the homeowners thought otherwise. In came Prentiss Architects who designed a home that preserved the existing greenery while delivering a comfy elegant living space.
We absolutely love contemporary renovation and restoration projects that focus on adaptive reuse of the existing structure and materials. Located on an old Spanish farm in the sleepy scenic village of in the this lovely home transformation is all about a balanced and organic blend of modern comfort with old world charm.