Family Home by LLI Design

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Butterton by LLI Design

LLI Design have recently completed a total redesign of the ground floor of a newly built (c. 5 year old) detached house in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The clients, a young professional couple with 2 children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical, they wanted their home to be somewhere they could relax and entertain, but at the same time would function as a practical family home.

Brooklyn Townhouse By Murdock Solon Architects

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As you all know I love townhouses and here in ChicTip I covered many of them, today I’m publishing another new renovation of a townhouse in Brooklyn, NY designed by Murdock Solon Architects.
MSA’s renovation opened this single-family townhouse to the outdoors, light and views. With a narrow building footprint, MSA’s design focused on creating large, comfortable, open spaces, by minimizing internal walls and divisions. Living areas and the kitchen are separated naturally by furniture and cabinetry, so that light and air moves uninhibitedly from the backyard to the street.

Eichler House by Building Lab

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One of my favourite house styles is the Eichler, unfortunately there are just three Eichler houses in the East coast, all of them  in the Roackland county an hour away from New York where Joseph L. Eichler planed to build 216 of them.
Building Lab designed a contemporary renovation of the Appleberry Drive Residence, an original Eichler house in Marinwood, California.
As can be said of most Eichlers, this was a great house to begin with. By means of the subtle rather than the grand, we strove to re-invigorate the modesty, simplicity and clarity of the original design.

Industrial Condo Loft by LUX Design

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Industrial Toronto condo designed by Lux Design, has brought together all the things that were on the client’s wish list. The use of modern lighting fixtures, steel accents and grey tones have been carried throughout the condo and been complimented by the addition of organic materials.
Different textures can be found on the dining table, the wool rug under the sofa, as well as the wooden stumps used as the coffee table.

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The use of all of these textures and materials in this interior design, have made sure that the space doesn’t feel too sterile, and would still feel like a home to the client.
From the very intriguing entrance, which the client’s own bike has become the show piece, to the exposed concrete ceiling, the design was the perfect bachelor pad for the client.

Home in Herzliya Pituach, Israel by Witt Architects

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Beautiful two story house contain a mixture of traditional and modern design locate in Herzilia, Israel and designed by Witt Architects.

“On a dunam plot in Herzliya Pituach we’ve built a house of 2 floors , 400 sqm and 200 sqm basement.
The project was created out of the desire of the owner to which will result in a harmonious blend between modern and classic elements while maintaining a continuous relationship between inside and out.
As part of the architectural perception of the structure, it was decided to build on two buildings. One building contains on the ground floor, the living room and upstairs to the master bedroom. The second building includes the ground floor kitchen and the family room and the bedrooms of children. The two detached buildings connected into one unit by the structure of a cube of glass and iron with a zinc roof. The two buildings were in classic style characterization facades with wooden shutters and wooden Windows, while the cube is given a modern look. Between the two buildings is a wooden bridge and wooden steps leading down from it.

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From the street you pass through an iron gate and go directly to the garden patio. The garden leads to the entrance which is located in between the two separate buildings.
The garden path pavement continues inside the House and the building feels like it’s going on between the two structures. The dining room is located on that “street”.

Dandelion House By Jennifer Ott Design

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Jennifer Ott designed this home with a unique and refreshing colors scheme that put a smile on your face when you come in. The house locate in Austin, Texas and designed by Jennifer Ott before she sold the house and moved to San Francisco.

Inspired by her beloved George Nelson Sunburst clock, with its lime green, turquoise, and pumpkin orange hues, Jennifer made a bold statement in the kitchen with color accents mixed with natural wood.

The Scarffe/Lanspe Residence, Central Park West, New York City by Stonefox Architects

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This chic modern apartment in Central Park West (one of my favourite parts of NYC) designed by Stonefox Architects.

Located in a 1930’s tower facing Central Park West, this apartment was completely renovated to open up views to the park and meet the needs of the clients. Originally a two bedroom apartment, the second bedroom was opened up to function as a Library/ Den, but can still be closed off for the occasional guest. The clients enjoy entertaining and wanted the home to have flexibility for a casual cocktail party, or a more formal sit down dinner. There is a large high polished mahogany sliding wall which separates the Kitchen and Dining Room. For a casual breakfast, the wall can be open to connect the two spaces, but for formal dinner, the wall can be closed to conceal the work in the Kitchen. A chic bar was created out of space which was formally a Butler’s Pantry—making it more conducive to entertaining. Bathrooms were renovated, and where possible, expanded to enlarge a shower and create his/ his sinks. The interior, which is a blend of traditional, midcentury, and contemporary furniture and details, reflects the client’s design sensibility.

Photographs by Jane Belies.