Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
A spacious kitchen with breakfast bar that overlooks the living area becomes the focal point of the new interior that encourages interaction between family members through seamless design. Design of the top level of the residence that combines classic form with modernity and a sense of lightness completes an understated and ingenious makeover which gives a home from early 1900s a new lease of life.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.
With a simple minimal style the interior of this Italian home cuts back on both color and excesses. White is the go-to hue here with furniture in darker colors bringing contrast and anchoring the open living space. A fireplace made of enhances this idea of dark and lighter tones coming together even as an ultra-modern kitchen filled with natural light and the bathroom benefit from the presence of. Beyond the use of both natural and composite marble finishes it is the cheerful classy and sophisticated vibe of this Italian home that stands out visually.
After years of pondering over the best way in which they can design their own home Jacobs-Yaniv Architects settled on an inviting open and elegant design that showcases the beauty of traditional building techniques of the region.