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House L by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten

By • Nov 10, 2013

House L by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten (8)

House L was completed by Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten and is located in Oosterhout, The Netherlands.

The spacious home takes the landscape into consideration and creates an environment that includes it in its atmosphere.


The Very Essence of Soho

By • Nov 10, 2013 •  Selected Work 

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This sophisticated apartment is located in Soho, New York City, New York.

It has 4 Beds and 5 Baths and covers an area of 7,500 square feet.

It sold for $26.58 million in April 2014.

The Very Essence of Soho:

“Never before has a penthouse loft come to the market that combines indoor and outdoor living, the very essence of Soho, with the architectural proportions, natural light and unprecedented level of finishes and features as this magnificent home. Designed by Piero Manara & Debla Manara-Berger of Casamanara in direct collaboration with the owner, this unique property makes for epic, collector-quality real estate.

The discreet elevator opens to a gracious wood-paneled entry leading to the expansive 65 x 40 foot living room featuring up-lit original cast-iron columns and ceilings that soar from 16 feet up to 22 feet under the light-infusing skylights. Massive windows facing south and west add even more light and create the perfect picture frame of the new Freedom Tower. A cavernous wood-burning fireplace is finished with polished Eramosa marble with a honed Cohare marble hearth. Adjoining the glamorous dining area is a 1,500-bottle glass-encased, climate controlled wine cellar including a Sub Zero fridge for wine and champagne. The Media room is unlike any other with plush, upholstered stadium seating, dramatic cove lighting and ultra-suede lined ceilings and walls to make viewing the large projection screen all the more pleasurable. This Cinema experience with its Dolby 10.1 Surround sound is but a small part of the extensive, fully integrated Savant A/V systems throughout the apartment.

The Bulthaup kitchen in grey aluminum with Carrara marble counters and custom built sink is expertly equipped with Gaggenau, Sub Zero and Miele appliances including built-in coffee maker, instant-hot and filtered water and a large pantry. A dumbwaiter services the rooftop kitchen and entertaining space and there is direct staff access through the laundry room that houses an oversized washer and dryer with a large sink and Corian counter top.

A 30 foot tall glass-peaked bulkhead houses the impressive illuminated stairwell that leads up to the mezzanine floor housing an office and bedroom suite. An additional flight of stairs whisks you up to the rooftop terrace: the landscaped terrace spans approximately 4,200sf with gracious covered seating and dining areas and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen. The floor surfaces are covered in Ipé wood decking, pavers and simulated lawn while the walls are clad with Balinese stone, Ipé wood and copper. The 360º views from the terrace allow you to view both the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower simultaneously from under a Boffi outdoor shower.

The sumptuous Master Suite is outfitted with silk carpeting and a lavish white oak custom-milled walk-in closet and vault. An en suite bathroom features a soaring octagonal skylight that hovers over book-matched Gaudi slab marble floors, a freestanding Oceanus soaking tub by Tyrell & Laing and a white Onyx lined double shower ‘room’ with rain-head shower. The three additional bedroom suites are equally impressive and complemented by an exercise room, a housekeeper/massage room and a spa bathroom accommodating a 6-person steam room with Kohler Aroma-therapy and Chroma-therapy via a 100-head fibre-optic lighting system integrated into the mosaic tiled barrel ceiling.

White oak hardwood floors feature throughout the apartment with many walls finished in a creamy-white venetian plaster. The sophisticated HVAC systems, motorized shades, intercom, Lutron lighting, Honeywell Security and A/V systems are integrated into the Savant system and controlled via iPad’s mounted to discrete magnetic wall docks.

The checklist of detailing that has been installed into this property, from the structural to the mechanical and cosmetics is astounding: this is a penthouse of rare distinction, seamlessly balancing the desire for grand entertaining space with the unequivocal demands of an elegant home. Simply put, it re-defines the epitome of ‘Loft living’ real estate in Downtown Manhattan.”

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Scandinavian Design: A Bright Loft in Kungsholmen

By • Nov 10, 2013

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This bright loft apartment is located on Kungsholmen, an island in Lake Mälaren, part of Stockholm, Sweden.

The building was originally built in 1908, and the loft itself has 5 rooms and covers an area of 1,915 square feet.


M House by Juan Pablo Merino

By • Nov 10, 2013

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M House is located in Algarrobo, Valparaíso Region, Chile and was designed by Juan Pablo Merino.

It covers an area of 7,265 square feet, and it was completed in 2013.


Stunning, Modern Townhouse Living

By • Nov 9, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Stunning, Modern Townhouse Living (2)

This stunning townhome is located in New York City, New York.

The spacious interior is all sleek sophistication, designed in an elegant neutral palette.


Wall House by AND’ROL

By • Nov 9, 2013

Wall House by AND’ROL (2)

Wall House is a private residence designed by AND’ROL.

It is located in Brussels, Belgium and was completed in 2013.


Wohnhaus Pliscia 13 by Pedevilla Architekten

By • Nov 9, 2013

Wohnhaus Pliscia 13 by Pedevilla Architekten (3)

Wohnhaus Pliscia 13 is a private home designed by Pedevilla Architekten.

It is located in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy.


House of Polygon by Architect Show Co.

By • Nov 9, 2013

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House of Polygon was designed by Architect Show Co., and is located in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, Japan.

The home’s interior is made predominantly of wood, with a simplicity that adds to its sense of serenity.


Da House by Igor Sirotov Architect

By • Nov 8, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Da House by Igor Sirotov Architect‏s (13)

Da House is a visualization created by Igor Sirotov Architect‏.

The interior has an industrial feel to it, with wide open spaces and concrete surfaces.


Zenden Design Hotel by Wiel Arets Architects

By • Nov 8, 2013

Zenden Design Hotel by Wiel Arets Architects (7)

Zenden Design Hotel is a hotel located in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

It was designed by Wiel Arets Architects.