Transforming an old house from the or into a lovely modern home is a task that is hard enough during the best of times. But when you need to convert an old ragged and into a sparkling contemporary space the challenge is even steeper.
A serene water feature adds to the tranquility of the space and large sliding glass doors lead the way into the double-height dining space. The lower level of the house also features a smart living space and a modern kitchen with a generous serving area.
We are often so focused on interior design and decorating that we tend to ignore the exterior of our home. The façade of a building is what gives it a sense of identity and lets it stand out visually from its surrounding structures.
And contemporary architecture is all about crafting the perfect silhouette that not only offers a sense of individual style but also effortlessly interacts with the landscape around it. Designed with an air of exclusivity by Dietrich – Untertrifaller Architekten in epitomizes this trendy new approach by utilizing two cubic structures that are stacked on top of one another.
A private courtyard on the lower level allows the homeowners to enjoy a ‘serene sanctuary’ right at home while the top terraces offer amazing views of New York City. Resourceful elegant and ergonomic this trendy transformation pays homage to its glorious past while looking ahead!
Yet the defining feature of the house is the series of timber beams that runs throughout the new extension and links it visually with the existing Victorian house. Inspired by the various techniques of tapestry and stitching the wooden beams seem to “stitch” the new with the old!
The apartment was redone and customized by Steve Harivel who is popular across the planet for shaping the interior of the tasteful Soho House Hotels. Dazzling you with an array of rare and amazing antiques this is a home for those who wish to make a sizzling style statement!