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.
Stories start in all sorts of places. 1892 Piggott Castle’s story began. Using double thick brick exterior walls with 11 ft ceilings and 9 ft windows mirroring architecture from Rome’s seven hills, Piggott built his sanctuary. Fast forward to 1979, current owners saved, restored and treasured the castle. Now, it is available in all its historically cool glory. Once in a lifetime opportunity to own. The only registered castle in Portland. Brace yourself for a world filled with phenomenal views and inspirational living.
I never imagined I would find a castle for sale in Portland, Oregon but I had a good chuckle reading that it’s the only one. The rooms seem a little small and awkward shaped and the carpeting is really unfortunate but other than those details this is one fabulous home!!! Listing via James Edition.
Deisgner Liz MacPhail embraced history and cherished family heirlooms in this redesign of a 1920s home in Austin. With the addition of some elements of colour and lots of pretty patterns, this home is welcoming, timeless and an absolute delight to the eye. Architect: Rick + Cindy Black; Photos: Stephen Karlisch and Leonid Furmansky
Designer Elena Gorenshtein has a very obvious love of plants/the outdoors and decided to bring the outdoors into her apartment in Moscow by combining 2 apartments into one and created skylights? lightboxes? in the dark centre of the space to allow for a “winter garden”. I would lay in that bathtub, turn on one of those bird videos I play for my cats, and pretend I was bathing in a forest. (Photos: Sergey Krasyuk) *I”m turning off comments because I will not have someone suggest that by me posting this that I think what is happening in the Ukraine is ok. This is simply a blog about interiors.