I spotted this year-round cottage on Décormag yesterday and had to share because this is my dream summer getaway….except it needs to be lake-fronted. And maybe in a warmer climate, like Mexico. 😉 This stunner is located in the Eastern Townships of Québec and was designed by Atelier Barda. I am dying over the black stained wood exterior, and the simplicity of the interior is all you need in a second residence. And a must in a dwelling with surroundings this beautiful – those large windows framing scenes of the forest as art. (Photos: Yves Lefebvre)
The study in Giorgio Armani’s home in Milan, where floor to ceiling shelving galley-style take centre stage in this long and narrow space. Oh yes! Via Vogue UK
I would give anything to have a statement staircase in my home. Something with the wow factor. I’m thinking that the owners of this Point Piper, Sydney home might just be a little greedy. They have two! And a view to die for! And two floors of books! Their dreams made true by Pearse Architects.
As much as I love that townhouse from my previous post, I will always and forever dream about living in a loft. This Brooklyn loft blows me away with its outdoor space, stunning kitchen and jaw-dropping book shelves. Again by BWArchitects. This dramatic conversion of a light manufacturing warehouse to an artist live/work loft studio juxtaposes the gritty, industrial character of the building exterior with warm, expansive interior spaces flooded by natural light. A retractable translucent wall divides the living and working areas. When closed, its translucency directs filtered light from the linear skylight and northern exposure rear facade towards the library and studio areas. A large sloped skylight acts as a space definer between the live and work areas and a white steel and glass staircase connects the lower level with sleeping rooms and a large roof deck occupying the floor above.
I’m arranging an inspection. Who wants to come? We can open the wardrobes, rifle through the drawers when the agent isn’t looking, find out who lives here. Then we can assume their lives and their house. That’s what stalkers do don’t they? No no no. Just kidding. That’s creepy. I would love to meet whoever owns this lovely home though. Great taste. Link here while it lasts.