The Antique And Chic Schoolhouse Reborn By Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson

It is unimaginable to even think that anyone will turn a school building into a residence. But, you got to believe because there is one in Chicago and we cannot deny that it looks fabulous. The people who make this clever team behind the ambitious project are Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson. And we like to know more so let’s check this out.

It was originally an 1880’s brick schoolhouse. And it is transformed properly and converted into a dwelling for a family with seven members. Its outer look is still old fashion yet very grand like typical old time’s school. The reason why preserve this house without changing its exterior look a lot is because the family concern about environmental sustainability, which we think very great. You can see the raw brick accent which is left like that and so is the wood structure which makes it an antique among all modern houses around. Yet it seems so new since the walls are clean with no breaking or missing parts. Wood-paneled walls and ceilings, flooring, and many pieces of built-in furniture inside the building were crafted and cleaned on-site from old-growth planks, beams, joists and rafters salvaged from the building and make the space clean and clear to achieve aesthetic look. This house also incorporates geothermal heating/cooling and solar thermal hot water systems; an extensive green roof; numerous solatubes which let natural light profoundly getting inside and illuminate the space properly. There is a central stairwell found there that has double function to lead to another level and also to keep a solar chimney venting through the roof of the new penthouse. For the kitchen cabinets, bath vanities and barn doors, sustainably-harvested bamboo plywood was used to build all those custom-designed stuff.

As long as it interior furniture is concerned, they are all designed SGW by reusing much of the clients’ existing furniture. This is a special house we hardly see before. The old-fashioned building can really change its face into a very modern dwelling with tranquility and warmth all around. This dwelling has received many positive reviews from folks and was featured in “Beautiful Homes”, the magazine, issued in the fall 2012. You really have to see it and never miss it.

Eclectic Charms In Houston Loft By C O N T E N T Architecture

A cool earthy look loft in Houston, Texas is a modern young space with rocking way of managing and decorating. More importantly, it is managed whimsically with eclectic quality to boast. This is an easy-going place with homey feels to be indulged. The designer to whom we should give the credit is none other than the local C O N T E N T Architecture.

The columns, beams and concretes are left in those shapes without any cover. The walls are also in raw brick accents which make the space more rustic and exotic yet quite quaint. You may see some classic stuff mobbing the spaces trying to blend with other modern things. The living space is graced by giant shelving. Some rare items are found sizzling in there also. The lining windows are decently huge to let you see the panoramic city sights there. The wooden cladding on the floors adds nothing but class and elegance. Each space is pretty spacious to please you adequately. The simple kitchen in the same area is chic enough to make you proud of your space with cute barstools that stand skinny and shiny. Walking through the hallways, you can be entertained by some hanging pictures and portraits to get occupied till you hardly realize you have reached another room. The bedroom is managed effortlessly. Things are placed like that without concern about looking tidy and neat which is rebellious yet uniquely done. There are more spaces for you to explore in this cozy house. You may find it tranquil despite of the quaint look of it and the whimsical way of decorating and furnishing. It will suit you who like to be free-spirited and easy going but quite sort it about your space. Go and check you may adore it.

Dynamic and Chic Modern Milan Kitchen By Officine Gullo

Kitchen can be considered as the busiest place in the house. Every effort made to create a masterpiece in the form of delicacies and remarkable foods that all members of the family will eat together for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And mom really deserves the best kitchen to do such tough and tiring works. Offering the best kitchen designs to assist you enjoying your cooking times, Officine Gullo as one of the most prolific kitchen designer in the business is ready to rock.

All can e done following your preferences, tastes, needs and demands. The company has been dedicating all the hard works to always do better and better in providing professional cooking range. You know the designs from Officine Gullo are very iconic in its original styles that are all in high quality with interesting face. There are various models in various 600 colors to pick and the trim in 3 finishes. If you like to have a custom built, you can have a vision on your side and they will do the realization properly. Besides, some accessories and appliances are also offered to you with so many choices to choose. This very opportunity, we talk about modern Milan kitchen which is so edgy and chic in enameled stainless steel pearl white and chromed brass details. The look is the blend between traditional and contemporary style. All are made for the best. You can see their futuristic, cool and dynamic appearances which are really like no other and like never before. The awesome kitchen can be yours if you are ready, you can get what you want.