Modern renovations and restoration projects often tend to infuse homes with a touch of sleek contemporary charm that balances the old world appeal ever so beautifully. But this gorgeous and private residence located in a secluded little niche of the adopts an entirely different approach. Transformed by architect and interior designer Inbar Menaged who described its appeal as a ‘little piece of haven’ this newly renovated residence brings together modern comfort and an unexpected dash of.
Taking a cue from the renowned and distinct architectural heritage of Chicago the building is a stylish contemporary project in the River North neighborhood of the city. Encompassing six 2000+ square foot condominiums the unique façade of the building is clad in glass and steel to give it a modern industrial style.
The private spaces are housed on the top level that offers scenic views even as it opens up into the beautiful backyard. Relaxing nooks next to the pool lots of greenery and a street façade that offers complete privacy ensure that this inimitable residence is transformed into a serene and tranquil hub with luxurious modern comforts!
While the exterior of the house is draped in wood the interior has a more modern appeal with concrete and glass being used in a balanced fashion. Adjoining the living room on the lower level is a beautiful dining space that is illuminated by the iconic Caboche Chandelier and the Arco-style floor lamp in the living room adds to the elegance of the space. The living area is visually connected with the large deck outdoors while a modern kitchen gaming room and utility space are located on the opposite side of this floor.
To minimize the impact of the building to the site — it’s a hybrid structure made entirely of wood with some steel and very little concrete — the architects also ensured that the house is completely off the grid. Which is why independent sources of heat and electricity were added.
Cape Town is an amazing city that is lucky enough to have the majestic Indian Ocean to the South and the vast Atlantic flanking it on the western horizon. Nestled on a lovely secluded strip of land 90 kilometers north of Cape Town is the beautiful that charms you with an inviting open design and grand ocean views that leave you simply spellbound. With a large dune on one side of the house offering ample privacy the rear of this trendy contemporary home opens up towards the beach thanks to the expansive use of sliding glass doors.
The top floor contains the master bedroom and luxurious bathroom along with an expansive walk-in closet. Embracing a neutral color scheme all three levels seem like a natural extension of one another even as pops of bright color are kept to a bare minimum.