The allure of life in New York City can quickly wear off as you spend long hours running with the clock almost endlessly. Despite its iconic skyline glittering night life and exclusive lifestyle there comes a time when the city’s resident wishes to move away from the constant rush and enjoy a few peaceful moments.
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.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
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.
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.
The mezzanine level also features a teen retreat as personal spaces are cleverly delineated from social zones even while natural light flows through unhindered. With a modern industrial vibe and adaptive design that is also planet-friendly this suburban home is indeed a visual treat!