Japanese design and architecture have always found ways to combine natural goodness and tranquility with an innate sense of minimalism. It is only in the last few decades that the West has started to realize the many benefits of this approach and while this expansive might not exactly borrow from the design elements of the Far East it still seems to showcase the same core principles.
The connection with water at the seems all too natural with the backyard of this luxurious home opening up towards a lovely canal adding to the brilliant natural landscape that overwhelms you with its beauty.
It is the lower level that houses the private spaces which are also blessed with loads of daylight thanks to the design of the stairwell. But it is undoubtedly the innovative rooftop garden that steals the show at this nifty London residence.
Large windows a remnant of the industrial heritage of the building bring in a flood of natural light giving the open living area kitchen and dining space a cheerful and breezy appeal. While the living space has an air of urban contemporary elegance it is the kitchen that adds the distinct industrial flavor with its stainless steel sink workstation and other metallic elements.
Open wooden cabinets and the wooden cabin-style bedroom create further textural contrast without ever altering the more curated atmosphere of the penthouse. Each of the four bedrooms is given its own unique look with subtle changes in décor to ensure every space has a special exclusive feel even while seeming like an extension of the central living area.
Designed to meet the growing needs of a family with 2 children the extended and altered house now features 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a gorgeous study and of course an open plan living area on the lower level.
This fabulous and fashionable penthouse in Belgium is a more appropriate representative of the modern eclectic style that brings together various styles in a refined and refreshing fashion without leading to clutter. Located on the top level of a three-story building this fabulous home was previously a vacant office space that was revamped and transformed dramatically by DIFT.