Warm and bright, classic and timeless. A gorgeous renovation of a West Village duplex by wellness architect Pippa Lee of Pip + Pencil.
Who else dreams of an upcycled treehouse, a play spot, a bolt hole, a little bit of fantasy in the backyard? Well my dreams never quite reached the scale of this A-frame beauty. Here’s what the architect had to say …
“The Treehouse is a hideout for two boys and their friends, held by a gum on one side and a hill on the other. Largely built from recycled materials, including a recently demolished carport, the project was an exercise in getting the most – from as little as possible. Set on a steep site overlooking the Derwent, it is accessed by duck-boards and consists of a small entry deck and a single room with a loft. A glazed facade captures the sun and view, while a timber door pops out from the roof form, allowing access to the tree and summer breeze. Lined in Baltic Pine, the cabin-like interior cocoons a sitting space and floating daybed, while the loft provides another place to climb and nap. The A-frame is generous in height – narrowing as it rises to frame the treetops and sky, while widening as it lowers to create child-friendly nooks.”
Crump Treehouse by Hobart-based Crump Architects.
Photography by Andrew Knott
It’s about bespoke details, high style and comfort. About layers of texture and materials and meaning. It’s about “the creation of spaces that nurture the family and provide a beautiful backdrop for life’s memories to unfold.” Nichols Hills by Oklahoma-based Sara Crooks Design.
Like an arrow from Cupid’s bow it’s a case of love at first sight for this Berlin apartment. Thoroughly modern but with just a hint of Art Deco. I do believe I have a new kitchen crush. Glogauer Apartment by New York based White Arrow.