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.
Conjured up and brought to life by Petr Hajek Architekti the inimitable silhouette of the features six different rooms facing six different directions giving it the form a lazy reptile that is sunbathing on a cold day! While the long corridor that makes up the entrance is one of the of the house the other five have been crafted to offer the perfect view of five different trees that occupy the garden outside.
The top two levels feature four different bedrooms that include two principle suites and a couple of bunk rooms. Designed to serve as a wonderful getaway both in the winters and in summers for generations to come the Crow’s Nest perfectly complements the surrounding landscape while offering the best possible views of the mighty Nevada range.
Large glass doors separate the living areas from the bedrooms and the large sauna bathroom while stainless steel Art Deco doors from a 1920s theater in Hawaii stand tall in the kitchen. The living area Napoleon III chairs tufted sofas in mohair vintage French leather club chairs and industrial-style lighting create a magical and timeless setting.
The all-white kitchen and the dining space that embraces natural organic textures add to this tranquil vibe of the home. A lavish outdoor deck with a kitchenette dining area fireplace and a trendy lounge completes this fabulous getaway that redefines the way many of us look at beach houses.
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.
The long hallway leads to the central living area that features a modern kitchen dining space and a family room with fireplace. The kids’ bedrooms master bedroom and the guest room are separated from this central unit using glass doors and track-mounted curtains. With windows acting like the eyes of the Chameleon and providing an access to the world all around it this is a house that is indeed as adaptable as its inspiration!