A renovation of a duplex in a Brooklyn townhouse that went oh so very right. The architectural details in this home are spectacular. A renovation of a renovation. The lower duplex of a Clinton Hill townhouse was purchased somewhat half way renovated by a developer. The floor plan worked but it just wasn’t right. Plus light was lacking even on the gracious parlor floor. Some plan adjustments, window alterations and general cleaning up of misplaced casings and moldings made the difference. Together with a more neutral palette (imagine former blue walls) to offer a background for the varied art pieces from the client, the duplex transformed into a new form of its former elegance. By vonDALWIG Architecture.
If I ever wanted to redo my house in pared back, earthy neutrals with a Scandinavian minimalist vibe, I would want it to look exactly like this. This remodeled Victorian townhouse in East London was designed by London-based studio Daytrip and is currently for sale via The Modern House.
Styling by Béton Brut and Laura Fulmine, lighting by Fabio Cristini (There’s Light) and landscaping by Lauren Tyler (Tyler Goldfinch)
I recently stumbled upon the website of London-based architecture and design firm Palmer Lunn Architects and WOW! New to me, this firm has worked on some really impressive renovation projects and the following are some examples of some my favourites. Embracing the old and bringing in the new.
Photos: Philip Vile
I love seeing how designers live. Case in point, the converted East London warehouse of Rachel Chudley. Her creativity and love of textures, colours and patterns in completely random pairings makes her home an absolutely feast for the eyes. (Photos: Paul Massey)
Rupert emailed us recently about his holiday homes in Dordogne, France that are available for holiday rental. It consists of 2 separate homes, Le Mas and Le Mazet that he renovated and designed with interior designer Joris van Grinsven. Le Mas is a 16th century farmhouse consisting of 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, a summer kitchen, outdoor pool, sun terrace and more. Le Mazet is a detached cottage that has one bedroom with ensuite on the lower ground floor, and open kitchen and sitting room on the upper ground floor. The views across the valley are breathtaking. A vacation here would be magical!
There is a tunnel from Le Mas to Le Mazet