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.

The Charismatic Beauty of Pyrmont Apartment By Bokor Architecture & Interiors

A delicious home interior design is shown by the brilliant Bokor Architecture & Interiors. It is a modern minimalist Pyrmont Apartment which spells edgy and charismatic appeal to steal our hearts away. Originally, the apartment was nothing like this but after the successful project on redesigning the space, the house looks really like a million bucks.

It is located in Sydney. The apartment which is today popularly known as M Central was before a Sydney’s first wool store in Pyrmont in 1882. Then it was also turned into a car park in the late 1980′s. after that, it was used as the house of the motor museum which became well known for its slot car track. It was just a parking area until in 2005 it was again converted into an apartment. You can imagine how many changes were done and how long the journey is to make it appear like. This In fact, the refurbishment of this very space was done at the end of the year in 2012. There is an involvement of amalgamating two existing loft-style apartments and uniting them into one. There are also some new spaces added inside, a kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Before, this space was really unexposed to the natural light until the partitions and tenancy walls were ripped to let the natural sun light illuminate the space properly.

The combination between the dark materiality and the light is quite balance providing a stunning space to be proud of. The air circulation is fixed to work properly and the views can be seen nicely to feel refreshed. As demanded by the family, each space should be flooded with light and make them spacious enough to feel free inside the house. In total, the house is super duper great dwelling with style and comfort to seduce and woo the lookers.

The Fantastic and Massive Ioanid Penthouse By Daniel Ciocazanu

Rest peacefully near the Ioanid Park, in the Romanian capital of Bucarest, the Ioanid Penthouse is an absolute dreamy dwelling to celebrate each day in true happiness and fun around. The design was done by the talented Daniel Ciocazanu. It is indeed larger than life and quite over the top trying to impress at all cost and yet it is successful. The modern space will be all set to melt your heart, let’s do nothing but check it.

As stated by the maker himself, the house is about the perfect harmony between tradition and innovation. It issued the concern for quality, stunning details and refined materials. It was discovered in 2004 and it took for 4 years to get the permits to build since the space was part of historical and protected area and now you can see how it can look this wonderful. There is a romantic quality about this space which is heartwarming and lovely. The colors are beautiful. The architectural style also takes part in the interior design characterized by diverse, urban, colorful, different, ironic, and technological. The comfort of the space is another pivotal aspect which is enhanced in selecting the decorations as well as the furniture. You can find some gorgeous carpets in the guests’ bedroom and the gym, large floorboards with Spazollo finishes from Berti Studio in the hall, kitchen, bathrooms and living room, natural Teak wood deck in the terraces, Bisazza glass mosaic and natural stone in the bathrooms, Duravit Stark 1 sanitary wares, Devon&Devon and Jacuzzi, Corian kitchen bench in kitchen, personalized furniture curved in living room, Gorgetii sofas, B&B Italia tables and chairs and timeless elements from Charles Eames and Noguchi. All are unbelievably expensive brands and stuff filling the space to be in divine perfection.

Moreover, technology is another important part of the dwelling. an intelligent building system BMS Vantage, retractable projection screens in the living room and in the gym, music in each room, including terraces that can run simultaneously on 3 different devices (iPod, radio or CD), light control, heat and air conditioning, exterior blinds and electric curtains, sensors and many other amazing functions (over 2800) equip the house to make it a rocking and smashing cool house for anyone who wants it to be in just fantastic state. It does not end there but it is tough already to depict in words how marvelous the house is. So go and see all images we share here.