This 820 sq ft apartment takes up the entire Parlor level floor in a 1850s townhouse in West Chelsea. The 12’ ceilings in the public areas – the living room and kitchen – are remarkably higher than those in the bedroom and the bathrooms. To create a better sense of flow in the space, and to mitigate the height difference, we introduced two diagonal ceilings.
An arched library built in the living room provides the space a sense of hierarchy, grandeur, and scale, together with a newly designed marble fireplace and crown moldings.
I LOVE this beautiful modern live/work space with elegant touches – home of Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger of BoND.
Overall our clients felt that the major elements of the layout of their home (designed in classic modernist style by the architect George Reeves in 1963) worked well, however the connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces were poor and the house was generally beginning to look its age, as such improving those connections and restoring and enhancing the home in line with the original architect’s intent were the main focus of this renovation. Influences from the work of legendary Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer are evident throughout the house, and no more clearly can this be seen than in the voluptuous form of the concrete awning that covers the entry and provides the first impression one receives when approaching via the lushly planted drive. Once inside, those influences, and the broader design elements that anchor the home in the modernist era, continue in the form of carefully restored original features such as the single stringer and cantilevered switchback stair, and the sinuous curved ceiling bulkheads in the lounge, dining and kitchen spaces. An absolutely gorgeous modern minimalist home with update by Luigi Rosselli.
There is a lot of modern farmhouse style homes making the rounds these days, but this approach with a bit of a minimalism and edginess is doing it for me. Designed by Annie Brahler of EuroTrash.
Stark, brutal and beautiful. The 10AM Event Space, Athens, Greece by Studio Andrew Trotter provides a stunning shell with its raw concrete, corten soften by sofas, curtains and antique furniture. The space can be divided and is available for events, exhibitions, special dinners, shootings and other creative purposes.
Photo by Salva Lopez
The Maison-Boutique Coloniale is an atypical residence in the Plateau Mont-Royal area of Montreal, designed by the owners Michael Godmer of Godmer, who specializes in residential renovations of period buildings, & Mathieu Turgeon. It was designed to be their main residence, doubling as a showroom for Michael’s firm and including a design studio on the lower level. A living portfolio. Throughout the 1800 sq ft house is a careful selection of materials, objects, furniture and lighting, available from local suppliers with whom the designers collaborate (including light fixtures from one of my favourite lighting studios – Lambert et Fils). I love this home because I know how hard it can be to work with a very narrow space – my last home was 10′ wide. (Photographer: Maxime Brouillet)