A 300 year old barn is transformed into a weekend retreat that is modern, minimal and really REALLY cool. I’m dreamy about this kind of rustic/modern/industrial/loft space for as long as I can remember. By Studio Todd Raymond. (Photos: Adrian Gaut)
I love the rustic, cottage/farmhouse look and feel of this home in the Hudson Valley. It is an amalgamation of an 18th century farmhouse, a wood Civil War–era residence and a 3 story addition. Together it almost looks like a little village and they blend together really beautifully in this very picturesque, 56 acre property. And that kitchen is massive and an absolute dream! By BarlisWedlick. (Photos: Joshua McHugh)
Once a community church, and later, a theatre, The Church, has been renovated into a 3 level contemporary home, while providing a sympathetic adaptation to a historic building. Heritage listed, the brick and sandstone façade is preserved to the public elevations. It’s legacy lives on to frame the progressive lifestyle of our clients.
One of my favourite church conversions we’ve posted, particularly for that picture perfect view standing back looking at the kitchen. Hallelujah!
Architecture/Design: Michiru Higginbotham; Builder: Straightup Build; Architect in Association – ARC Architects; Photos: Katherine Lu; Styling: Holly Irvine
The other day I shared the Provence home of designer Enrica Stabile of Solamente Giovedi….and now I would like to share her equally fabulous apartment in Milan. A bit Gustavian, a bit Scandinavian, a bit Southern France and European chic in a space that includes lovely windows and moldings, old doors, and a bathroom with huge columns that completely elevates (literally) the space.
The project is located in Marvila, one of the oldest industrial and working class areas in Lisbon. The project aimed to transform an attic apartment without any living conditions into a bright and open space with a breathtaking view for the Tagus River, creating an idea of a “lighthouse”, a shelter at the top of the building, which opens for the distant views of the surrounding built environment, framed by the sky and the sea, disconnected from the disturbance of the city life. Due to the dysfunctionality of the previous configuration of the apartment and the very poor condition of its structure, it became necessary to replace the entire roof and remake all of its interiors. The main objective of this project was to create a space as open and bright as possible. To achieve this goal, we decided to contain the private areas – bedroom and bathroom – in a separate volume, disconnected from the roof, leaving the remaining open space around it as the space of a living room. Both storage and kitchenette were contained in another volume created along the living room, an element integrated in the gable wall. As a result of this intervention, we were able to create a functional, bright and open space, a space that lets you breathe and, despite its modern character, revives the spirit of the area in which it was created.
Despite this 60 m2 apartment being quite minimal and modern, in opposition to most of what we post these days, I could not help myself when this popped into our inbox as I am always mesmerized by how architects can make use of every square inch of a small and awkward space. This apartment with everything hidden away is brilliant. I’d add a couple antique chairs and centuries-old portraits and this would make for the perfect Portugal pied-à-terre. Architect: KEMA studio. Photos: Alexander Bogorodskiy and Eliza Borkowska.