Casa Morelli is a vacation home in the hills of Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, completely restored by Holzrausch and extended with a spacious outdoor area. The center of the house is now a modern, open living-dining area with a kitchen. A large panoramic window that can be opened completely, combined with specially handcrafted cotto floors, creates a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor spaces and allows views of the rolling Chianti hills. In the spirit of reducing the variety of materials as much as possible, cotto is also used as a wall covering in the showers, by the fireplace and in the kitchens. Wood paneling in bog oak, washbasins made of solid travertine blocks, and slightly iridescent wall plastering emphasize the handcrafted character of the house. The freestanding furniture was specially designed and hand-built by Klaus Lichtenegger.
Old (15th century!) and new blending together so perfectly and effortlessly. This home is an exceptional example of this and the dark tones, earthy elements and minimal approach throughout add such a dramatic and modern elegance. And worth a look at the before photos here to see how far it came.
This Grade II north London family home is a ‘masterclass in distinctive detail’ (House & Garden, David Nicholls). From the extraordinary gothic exterior to the unexpected interplay of light, colour, and rich materiality in the interior, this project demonstrates the unique approach and vision of the studio. A full restoration, decoration and furnishing project stands testament to the relationship between designers, client and restorer. With a focus on creating an environment that reflected the interests and tastes of the client, with inspirations from their studies, travels and collections, this project at its core is a home with memories at its heart which has resulted in a profoundly poetic space.
Gimme all the gothic architecture! This house really is my dream home and I can barely contain myself with the exterior much less how gorgeous those gothic windows are from the interior. DYING. Highgate house designed by Maddux Creative. Photos: Paul Massey
Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, this wonderful weekend home is a study of earthy neutrals and a modern, somewhat minimalist aesthetic. It’s a really warm and cozy space that is everything you need in both the summer and winter months with many windows affording lovely views of trees and mountains. Design: David Frazier; styling: Blake Weeks; photos: Gieves Anderson.
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)