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Hayden Building by CUBE Design + Research

By • Nov 27, 2013

Hayden Building is a remodeling project carried out by CUBE Design + Research.

It is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and was completed in 2013.

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Maison Franken by Bekhor Architecte

By • Nov 27, 2013

Maison Franken is a private residence located in Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium.

It was designed in 2007 by Bekhor Architecte, and covers an area of 3,230 square feet.

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Espace Le Moyne by Anne Sophie Goneau

By • Nov 26, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Espace Le Moyne is a private residence designed by Anne Sophie Goneau.

It is located in Old Montréal, Québec, Canada, and covers an area of 1,600 square feet.

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Badger Mountain House by First Lamp Architecture

By • Nov 25, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Badger Mountain House is a private residence located in Richland, Washington, USA.

It was designed by First Lamp Architecture with an elegant and warm interior.

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La Suite Sans Cravate by Véronique Bogaert

By • Nov 18, 2013 •  Selected Work 

La Suite Sans Cravate is a chic hotel located in Bruges, Belgium.

Work on the property was completed in 2013, done by the hand of Véronique Bogaert.

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The Oaks by SOUP Architects Ltd

By • Nov 16, 2013

The Oaks is a private residence located in London, England.

Designed by SOUP Architects Ltd, it was originally built in 1610, turned into two separate residences in 1970s, and then renovated in 2012 to its present condition.

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Emerald Art Glass House by FISHER ARCHitecture

By • Nov 16, 2013

Emerald Art Glass House is located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and was designed by FISHER ARCHitecture.

The project consists of a private residence perched atop the owner’s glass factory, mixing an industrial style with a homelier one.

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House G by Maxwan architects + urbanists

By • Nov 14, 2013

House G is a renovation project undertaken by Maxwan architects + urbanists.

The home is located in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands, and was finished in 2007.

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The Polite House by JVA

By • Nov 13, 2013

This uniquely shaped residence is a 2013 project by JVA that was created for a client in Trondheim, Norway.

It was designed to avoid causing visual obstruction to the neighboring house.

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The Very Essence of Soho

By • Nov 10, 2013 •  Selected Work 

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

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Stanhope Gardens by Yeang Creative

By • Oct 14, 2013

Stanhope Gardens is a private residence located in South Kensington, London, England.

It was designed by Yeang Creative, and covers an area of 1,800 square feet.

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“La Lagartija” House and Bungalows by Alexandro Velázquez Moreno

By • Oct 12, 2013

“La Lagartija” House and Bungalows was designed by Alexandro Velázquez Moreno, and it is located in Valle de Bravo, México.

The home is spacious and open, constructed out of materials in earthy colors and textures.

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The Barn by Mostlikely Architecture

By • Oct 10, 2013

The Barn is a family house located in Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria.

It was designed by Mostlikely Architecture and completed in 2012.

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Net Zero Energy Modern House by Klopf Architecture

By • Sep 30, 2013

Net Zero Energy Modern House is a project completed by Klopf Architecture and located in Cupertino, California.

The home’s spacious interior is decorated with brightly-colored decorative accessories that serve to add personality and character to the design.

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Scandinavian Design: Apartment in Malmö

By • Sep 29, 2013

This elegant apartment is located in Malmö, Sweden.

The interior is decorated in pale neutral tones, with slight accents in brighter color to add personality.

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The Dune House by Min2

By • Sep 24, 2013

The Dune House is located in Bergen, in North Holland, and was designed by Min2.

The home’s unique architecture makes it look more like a doll house than a real residence, though real it is, with an elegant interior, full of personality.

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Chemin Bord du Lac by Henri Cleinge

By • Sep 16, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Chemin Bord du Lac is a 200-year-old home located in Dorval, Quebec, Canada, and remodeled by Henri Cleinge.

The addition manages to stand out from the original by way of its differentiated style without clashing with the established aesthetic of the older building, creating a very interesting contrast between old and new.

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