Summer is not the time that we tend to think about ski resorts and mountain retreats. However that mindset is only limited to those who live in regions of the world where summer is a welcome break from the chill. If you happen to stay in a city with blistering hot summers then it is the perfect time to take a break and seek shelter in a mountain retreat!
Large sliding glass doors smart windows and skylights usher in ample ventilation while a cool bedroom in white offers the perfect private sanctuary with framed views of the backyard. An outdoor lounge and beautiful views of the nearby lake make the stay here even more pleasurable.
The fine balancing act between giving a classic home a gorgeous contemporary extension yet keeping the aura of the original structure intact is indeed a tricky affair. Located in the saw the addition of a savvy and practical modern living space to an existing double fronted. While the street façade of the original house was kept intact the new extension took shape in the rear taking maximum advantage of every inch of available space.
The idea came about when the homeowner asked the architects to spare enough room for the 3 tapestries of houses made by her mom! The timber beams not only add visual splendor but also offer insulation and ample shade for the homeowners to enjoy some lovely summer evenings in the courtyard.
The task of rejuvenating its exterior and giving its interior a stunning new look was taken up by the creative folks at Turett Architects and as always they have accomplished the task in sizzling style! Converting this three-family townhouse into a smart single-family home meant using every inch of available space in a smart and aesthetically pleasing fashion.
Located in a skyscraper that features a fitness center spa and valet services a bicycle room a rooftop terrace and integrated WiFi services the lavish apartment will drape you in unadulterated luxury. Coming with two amazing bedrooms and three bathrooms that feature historic decor additions the penthouse itself offers a relaxing Jacuzzi and sauna along with unabated views of the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River in the distance. One of the two entrances of the penthouse leads into a living area that is covered with reclaimed hardwood floors from the Portuguese embassy in Paris. And that is just the start of the remarkable collection that the luxurious home holds!
Each room flows into the next in a seamless fashion and the use of black and white ensures that there is as little visual fragmentation as possible. A lovely living area a spacious dining space and a modern kitchen occupy the lower level while a compact staircase leads to the study bedroom and the en suite bath on the top floor.