Finding a secluded and relaxing oasis of green in the rush of an urban landscape is almost impossible at times. But turning an old discarded warehouse into a delightful modern home with its own little hub of green goodness the 10 Glasshouse Street Residence in Richmond is truly one of a kind.
A luxurious master bedroom with stunning marble fireplace and a spacious master bathroom next to it defines the top level along with additional private spaces. A private courtyard with multiple entryways and stone stairway connecting it with the master bedroom completes the expansive and exclusive Canadian home built for an avid traveler.
Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.
The exquisite family home in Israel relies on the beauty of raw finishes brought in by concrete and blockwork to create a serene setting where the line between the interior and the outdoors is blurred. Respecting the existing garden with two large pecan nut trees the makes most of the lovely garden that is nestled on the lot.
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.