This concrete block provides the home with a stable base and anchors it both structurally and visually. The top levels feature a 3-story glass tower that houses the living areas and the private quarters. A spacious living room dining area and a cool kitchen that is draped in marble and wood are located on the top level and are seamlessly connected with the beautiful terrace.
Yet the real focus of this house is the brilliant array of interior lighting which enhances and harmonizes with the view outside. The day starts off with cool yellows and the bright natural mid-day light soon takes over. The tranquil oranges of the sunset takeover as dusk starts to set in and the night time is lit up by purples and blues of the city skyline in the background even as warm ambient illumination sets the mood
The house places great emphasis on ensuring that the interior seamlessly extends to the outdoors so that the courtyard becomes an integral part of the living area. The color scheme is kept largely neutral with white and black dominating the entire house.
Though the house predominantly uses white and silvery grey pops of yellow green and blue add instant brightness and elevate the ambiance. An entertainment area kids’ bedrooms and the master bedroom and bath are tucked away on the top level. Exposed steel beams and the overwhelming presence of glass also give the home a hint of an industrial vibe.
Renovating an old private house and giving it a new lease on life is a task in which architects often work with many inherent restrictions. The job becomes even more difficult when the home that needs the makeover is a semi-detached villa that is partially connected with its neighbor.
The bedrooms and the bath follow a similar design style with grey and white being used extensively. Smart LED lighting further adds a sense of freshness and sophisticated ambiance to the entire living area. A thriving green living wall ushers in a touch of natural goodness while the frosted glass doors and lovely sheer drapes give the homeowners the necessary privacy.
One of the first things you notice about the penthouse is the presence of a remarkable South East Asian art collection that steals the show at every turn. While the style of the interior remains in line with the typical New York high-rise the extensive use of glass ensures that each space flows into the next.