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Y-House – Singapore by Ong & Ong

With a chic, minimalist energy, Y-House is a modern dream home designed by Singapore-based architectural firm Ong & Ong. Sitting on a residential street, this home is nestled into its sloped setting, with stunning views from all three levels of the single-family residence.

A gabled roof is streamlined, elegantly showcasing the warm wood cladding (made of rice husks!) and cool concrete exteriors of the rather narrow structure. Interior walls mimic this concrete feature and receive horizontal ribbons of glass windows–such an innovative way to bring light inside while keeping spaces private from nearby neighbors. To ensure no view is obstructed, the rear retaining wall is topped with an open cable wire railing.

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Posted by Suzanne at 31 October, 2013

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F Duplex Apartment – Bucharest, Romania by Studio 1408

Perched upon the top two floors of a residential building in central Bucharest, Romania, F Duplex is a modern dream apartment which experienced a complete and beautiful renovation by Studio 1408.

With just over 3,000 square feet, two penthouse apartments were opened up and joined to form one spacious duplex for a young family. The floor plan of this chic dwelling begins on the second level where the entranceway to the main living spaces is situated. A home office, bathroom and laundry are also situated here. Wide-planked wood floors in a satin finish contribute warmth throughout.

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Posted by Suzanne at 23 October, 2013

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Glass Home-Office Apartment by Fertility Design – Taiwan

A sign of the times, the Glass Home-Office Apartment embraces today’s trend of working from home. Envisioned by Taiwanese firm, Fertility Design, this contemporary dream apartment features an oh-so-clever retractable glazed wall as part of its home office plan.

Not only an aesthetically stylish element, this glass partition allows for utmost flexibility within the apartment’s program. For instance, when closed, the office becomes its own cocoon, a quiet workplace separate from the hustle and bustle from the family dwelling. Conversely, the opened doors create a seamless nature between the adjacent living areas while inducing a sense of spaciousness.

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Posted by Suzanne at 18 October, 2013

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Brooklyn Heights Townhouse by SPG Architects

A historic Brooklyn Heights Townhouse has been received a dashing renovation by the talented Manhattan-based firm SPG Architects. With five stories and about 5,220 square feet, transforming the 1836-built structure into an urban modern dream home was no small task.

Keeping to its neighborhood aesthetic, a red brick facade meets the tree-lined street. Once inside, the newly expanded spaces are cheery and light-filled as a result of removing walls, adding windows and interjecting a vibrant, colorful spirit throughout.

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Posted by Suzanne at 11 October, 2013

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Duplex Penthouse – DUMBO, Brooklyn by Rawlins Calderone Design

Envisioned by interior designer and blogger Athena Calderone of Rawlins Calderone Design for herself and family, the Duplex Penthouse in New York is an eclectic, enticing and quite intriguing modern dream home.

Situated in the sought-after neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn, this chic dwelling is a melting pot of edginess, glamour and plain good taste. Interiors feature mid-century, modern and contemporary furnishings in metal, wood, glass and rich textiles. The double-height windows of the living areas offer floods of natural light paired with stunning views of the East River. The center hall, replete with a mod glass lighting pendant, offers exposed concrete walls adjacent to a transparent staircase. What a way to work a narrow space!

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Posted by Suzanne at 2 October, 2013

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Wadia Residence – New York City by Resolution: 4 Architecture

The Wadia Residence is an amazing duplex in the famed Flatiron Building in Lower Manhattan. Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture, this modern dream apartment feels more like an airy loft with bright white spaces.

Encompassing approximately 3,000 square feet of highly-coveted Manhattan real estate, this luminous and cheery dwelling was designed for a family, including a young son and daughter. Washed in white, the upper level living room, dining room and kitchen are open to each other and interestingly feature bays of windows along each of the three exterior walls–a rare occurrence in New York City.

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Posted by Suzanne at 16 September, 2013

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Deeluxe Est. 74 Clothes Factory & Supply Co. – France at Berlin’s Bread & Butter Tradeshow

Dressed as an urban denim company, Deeluxe Est. 74 Clothes Factory & Supply Co. embraces a modern retail design exuding a vintage sentiment stemming from 1940s-era America.

With trend-driven designs for men and boys, the brand, which was established in 2004, prides itself on its denim collection which features original treatments, detailing, cuts and washes.

Store interiors vary, but this particular layout is a chic pop-up exhibit featured at the Bread & Butter Tradeshow in Berlin this past summer. Resembling an authentic, timeless appeal, this booth design features a horse ranch-style entrance, washed wood flooring, distressed surfaces and freestanding sawhorse tables displaying color-coordinated pieces.

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Posted by Suzanne at 12 September, 2013

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