The adjoining dining area also grabs your attention thanks to the amazing textured wall that makes up the backdrop and a sleek two-sided fireplace that also serves as a sunken lounge on the other side! A contemporary kitchen master suite and a private outdoor courtyard complete this level.
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.
Located in the busy city of and on the Mediterranean coast has been crafted to offer the best of both worlds. This gorgeous contemporary residence is more about the outdoors than the interior as its living spaces seem to almost hover above the waves precariously inviting the waves indoors! Designed by Daniel Hasson the home features large glass windows that provide unabated views as the vast Mediterranean turns into a natural backdrop for the interior.
The top floor houses a home library a master suite a family room and another study. The interiors exude a classy elegant appeal with timeless decor additions like the Moooi Random lights and the Eames Molded Plastic chairs. The transformation from a pre-war cottage to a contemporary residence is so amazing that the unsuspecting would never even have a clue!
While the focus largely remains on the outdoors the interior matches the elegance of the view with the use of unassuming neutral shades that gracefully play second fiddle to the panoramic views. Black cream and white are the three prominent shades used to fashion a relaxed and serene setting.
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.
The emphasis here is on outdoor living with a beautiful deck a refreshing pool and numerous balconies encouraging the homeowners to spend more time outside. Large circular cutouts in the roof usher in ample ventilation and also add an interesting visual element. Serene relaxing and comfy this is the perfect way to escape the big city rush!