April 2nd, 2010 in New York
Prefab homes are in high demand – and for good reason. Besides the fact that they come ready-to-assemble and cut down immensely on leftover waste, they also have the ability to work with the landscape instead of against it. This prefab New York vacation home by Resolution: 4 Architecture is purposely situated around the landscape’s mighty trees, making it the perfect retreat for the owner’s family of six.
Ample room in the backyard makes this home perfect for the littlest members of the family to let off some steam. ...read full post →
March 1st, 2010 in New York
New York City living spaces may not always be spacious. But there’s no reason they shouldn’t be beautiful. Here’s how Janna Bullock takes a Plaza condo overlooking 5th Ave and Central Park, and turns it into an artistic haven, making the condo a work of art all its own.
It hits you in the face — and not just because of the larger-than-life portrait on the far wall. The living room space makes you want to stop and stare. Strategically arranged furniture with retreating lines and comforting curves gives way to allow the wall art to take center stage. The Chuck Close piece and Ritchie painting bring a sense of electric power into the room. ...read full post →
February 26th, 2010 in New York
While most families' homes are bursting at the seams, Paul Feldsher and Gary Petersen have enough space and style to spare. With the sprawling rooms that came along with their 1890's Brooklyn abode, the couple had to become experts at dividing each space with purpose and creating an environment their 20-month-old twins could let loose in. And with a playfulness fused into each section of the house, I would say they did just that.
The dining room was the first part of the house that needed some serious division, considering the space was large enough for a king’s banquet table. They accomplished this by creating three separate areas: a dining space, a sitting room, and an area for child’s play. While these three spaces work together nicely in one room, they are each decorated with separate styles and purposes in mind. They also used large pieces to really emphasize the separation – like a unique set of shelves in the play area. ...read full post →
February 25th, 2010 in New York
While most remodels come with a whole host of requests from the homeowners, this Tribeca loft was transformed with one singular (and unusual) concept in mind: make the design as similar to an opalescent glass egg as possible.
Because this required a multitude of different materials, designers had to break down the essence of the egg and hope to recreate it through the feel and sensory experience of the home. In concluding that the appeal of this particular glass egg (yes, it was inspired by a specific egg) was its calming ability and sense of wholeness, they attempted to mirror this throughout the house. ...read full post →
January 22nd, 2010 in New York
A place to call home is all about what you want to do with it. One New York couple and their two children turned this New York City loft into a dwelling place that has their signature all over it. They’re all about flexibility and personal style. Take a peek inside and see what characterizes them.
And who cares if it’s preschool art or not? The kids play area is decked out with an artsy minimalism that Carl Andre would be proud of. This provides the kids with both functional and educational place to have at it. ...read full post →