Classic and contemporary elements meet in this sleek, clean-lined home. Weathered wood and Oriental carpets form a pleasing contrast with gallery-white walls and modern glass-and-metal doors, windows and stair rails.
Ambient Light and Modern Art Collection Update Pre-Depression Era Hallway
Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.
Artistic Artwork and Textured Walls and Floor in Foyer
Upon entering the home, guests can see that the family loves modern art. The architecture of the home itself is an art form, with decorative arches that allow guests to see directly into the living room from the foyer. The floor and walls add texture to the space with their patterns and colors, while the family's sculptures are placed in sight for the family's and their guests' viewing pleasure.
The home gym, which is separated from the rest of the basement by a glass wall with a glass barn door, is equipped with anything a workout guru might need. From a place to store yoga mats to a weight rack to a rock climbing wall, this state of the art space is perfect for exercise.
Sliding Glass Door and Balcony Make This Building Versatile
The multi-glass sliding door fully retracts to reveal the tennis courts from the gym. This creates a perfect indoor-outdoor experience. The roof balcony above creates a space for watching tennis matches, sunbathing and open air exercise surrounded by a pebble-landscaped rooftop to complete this versatile little building.
Gym with Multi-Glass Sliding Door Opening Onto Tennis Courts
The stairs in this two story outbuilding lead down to a fully equipped gym that can easily transform into a party area. A large, multi-glass sliding door that completely retracts leads out onto the tennis courts creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.
An ascent on the modern staircase leads to the second floor landing with a direct view of the eye-catching laundry room accent wall. “I think that wall is really the key, we were looking at that space knowing most of the time in the laundry room that door is left open and you’re looking at something that is not necessarily lovely. In this case there is a great piece of local art hanging on the wall when the door is open and you see the beautiful stainless tile, so the first impression of that space is much nicer and more contemporary,” says house planner Jack Thomasson.
This convenient wet bar features sleek white cabinets and a stainless steel countertop, similar to those featured in the home's kitchen. A coffee maker and wine cooler provide easy access to beverages, while a lime green "be" sign adds a pop of color.