homedsgn logo homedsgn logo

Home Theater

The View

By • Jan 6, 2014 •  Selected Work 

The View is a stunning villa located in Cape Yamu, Phuket, Thailand.

The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is available for short-term rent.

More…

pinterest button

Chalet Pearl

By • Nov 25, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Chalet Pearl is an elegant ski lodge in Courchevel, a ski resort located in the commune of Saint-Bon-Tarentaise in the French Alps.

The structure looks like something out of a Christmas postcard, with walls made of rough, carved wood, heavy ceiling beams, and a snow-peaked landscape for a background.

More…

pinterest button

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

pinterest button

Laurel Way by Whipple Russell Architects

By • Nov 4, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Laurel Way is a private residence designed by Whipple Russell Architects and it is located in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

The spacious residence boasts of 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and spectacular views over its surroundings.

More…

pinterest button

Villa Yin

By • Sep 24, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Villa Yin is located in Millionaire’s Mile, on the island of Phuket, Thailand.

The interior mixes traditional elements of design with more modern ones, creating a unique atmosphere that is irresistible.

More…

pinterest button

GENETS 3 by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

By • Sep 1, 2013

GENETS 3 is located in Belgium and was designed by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners.

The home’s tall glass walls allow not only light but also the surrounding greenery to infiltrate the interior, creating a pleasant atmosphere.

More…

pinterest button

Departamento ASL by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

By • Aug 20, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Departamento ASL is located in México City, México, and was designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea.

The sophisticated interior revolves around chic elegance while giving each room a unique feel.

More…

pinterest button

Eco-Friendly in Tribeca

By • Aug 5, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This stylish apartment is located in Tribeca, Manhattan, New York.

Its interior mixes rustic elements with sleeker ones, creating a charming environment.

More…

pinterest button

Residence CF by PUPO + GASPAR Architecture & Interior

By • Jul 29, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Designed by PUPO + GASPAR Architecture & Interior, Residence CF is located in São Paulo, Brazil.

The home is clean and fresh, with spacious rooms and an abundant supply of natural light, all surrounded by an elegant work of landscaping.

More…

pinterest button

The Memory House by A-cero

By • Jul 17, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Spanish architectural firm A-cero has designed the Memory House.

This contemporary home in Madrid, Spain, features an eye-catching spiral staircase sculpted of steel and wood.

More…

pinterest button

Panorama House by Moon Hoon

By • Jul 7, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Korean architectural firm Moon Hoon has designed the Panorama House.

Completed in 2011, this 2,251 square foot contemporary home in Chungbuk, South Korea, features a large wooden staircase with an integrated slide and bookshelf.

More…

pinterest button

Liberty Villa in Thailand

By • Jun 14, 2013 •  Selected Work 

Liberty is a luxurious villa located in within the Jomchang Estate, on the Kamala headland, along Millionaires’ Mile on the northwest coastline of Phuket, Thailand.

The villa boasts spectacular views of the sea, and an interior that is as luxurious as it is comfortable.

More…

pinterest button

Architectural Masterpiece

By • Jun 9, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This sophisticated home is located in Johannesburg, South Africa.

It is elegant and comfortable, and makes use of a variety of decorative elements to create a harmonious whole.

More…

pinterest button

The Opium Mustique

By • May 30, 2013 •  Selected Work 

The Opium Mustique is a stunning hotel located on Mustique, a small private island that is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The lush land upon which the villa sits is the perfect background for the elegant hotel, with its luxurious terraces and airy interiors.

More…

pinterest button

A Palace in the Mountains by Eduarda Correa

By • May 15, 2013 •  Selected Work 

This stunning private residence, located in Morro do Chapéu, Bahia, Brazil, was designed by Eduarda Correa.

Spacious and elegant, the home is warm and makes use of stone and wood to create a sophisticated rustic feel.

More…

pinterest button

Sensory Interior Delight by Minosa Design

By • May 7, 2013

Sensory Interior Delight is a project completed by Minosa Design, and it is located in Sydney, Australia.

The terrace has stunning views over the city, is bright and spacious, with high ceilings and plenty of skylights.

More…

pinterest button

The Butterfly House

By • May 4, 2013 •  Selected Work 

The Butterfly House is a private residence located in Dover Heights, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

The interior is fashionable and stylish, and the views from its terrace are spectacular.

More…

pinterest button