White is the dominant hue here with the homeowners wanting an uncluttered living environment that is both elegant and urbane. Black cabinets window frames and accents anchor these breezy rooms where color is kept to a bare minimum.
But devoid of a gorgeous natural view and surrounded by the concrete jungle the in takes a completely different approach. Designed by Scenario Architecture it is a lowered and glazed section of the roof terrace and garden that does the trick here!
It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble concrete timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space.
The idea of creating a home that borrows from the charm elegance and distinct style of apartments in New York City is something of a perennial favorite among homeowners across the globe. While some might prefer the artistic and exquisite SoHo style others go down the route of the chic Manhattan Loft look.
A stunning central courtyard and pool area become the main social zones of the second level of the house that also contains the living area kitchen dining room pantry terrace and a guest space. It is the first level beneath it that houses both the parents and kids’ bedrooms.