The first floor of the e features the public spaces that include the living area and the kitchen. The second level contains the private quarters along with the master suite while the third floor features additional bathrooms and bedrooms that also serve as guest rooms.
Simple straight lines and smart cubic structures have become an integral part of contemporary design in the last decade or two and embraces this approach while presenting an interesting textural and visual contrast. Exposed raw concrete walls are combined with large glass walls and wooden slats on the outside to blend the visually heavy elements with lighter elements. This approach also allows the architects to create a series of spaces that alternate between complete privacy and a sense of openness.
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.
The weekend retreats and cool cottage homes of have an inimitable charm of their own. Draped in wood and stone many of these marvelous delights come with an airy and open ambiance that sees the lines between the interior and the landscape being blurred with elegant charm.
Nestled on a sturdy steel structure the glass top of the pergola lends visual lightness while allowing the family to dine and relax outside. Most modern pergolas are capable of turning the outdoors into a full-fledged living space on its own with the help of the right decor and this glassy delight takes it to a whole new level with its sleek aesthetic form.
Blending the old with the modern is indeed a tricky task and often renovations and makeovers demand a certain sensitivity towards the existing historic structures. Located in the West Village neighborhood of this fabulous townhouse was first built in and has undergone quite a few changes over the years.
In fact one would be hard pressed to spot the house from a distance. Its green roof not only ensures that it becomes a natural extension of the picturesque outdoors but also helps in regulating the temperature inside. Much of the residence is clad in stone and wood while glass doors and walls have been used to provide a visual link between the indoors and the sights and sounds outside. Despite the use of the overall design of the house gives it a stylish modern appeal.