From the exterior, one might not suspect that the historic Jefferson Trust Bank Building in New Jersey has been converted into a luxury penthouse. The 2,960-square-foot space features tall ceilings and Art Deco details, as well as an updated kitchen.
To block line of sight into an adjacent half bathroom and add functional entryway storage for coats and shoes, the family requested a half wall be built to offer extra space for storage. Coordinating upper cabinets, and modern hooks make the space family-friendly for kids and organized for adults. A floor-to-ceiling 4-door pantry adds storage in the kitchen.
Across the courtyard from this historic, Los Feliz home is a newly constructed, two-story building that houses the family's garage and library. The building is protected from the sun by a sunshade that lets in just the right amount of light.
This loft building in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood was originally built in 1896. It was first a bonded warehouse and later used by the Grabler Manufacturing Company who made pipe fittings. Today, its seven stories house chic loft-style apartments.
An unused workshop in this home's backyard was renovated to include a desk area with wall-to-wall storage, a custom metal staircase leading to a guest loft, a custom kiln, a bar cart and new concrete floors.
The bee is the Savannah College of Art and Design's mascot, "a unique icon of industry" says SCAD president Paula Wallace. The bee is also the star of a new organic garden and apiary legacy project and teaching tool at the college where students can learn about a host of relevant topics including garden design; sustainability; use of plants in beauty and fragrance products; the use of beeswax in jewelry-making and painting; and how to dye fabrics using plants. In just about every way SCAD Back40 is the perfect, holistic teaching tool and laboratory for a school perpetually expanding its approach to incorporating real world practices into its curriculum. Pictured: a bee pollinating anise hyssop.
The posh penthouse is at the top of this distinguished apartment building in New York City's Nolita neighborhood. The exterior, designed by architects Roman & Williams, features red brick with cornices and 7-foot high wood windows painted crisp black.
HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines gave this building a bright white exterior with contrasting accents like the black window frames, shutters, ironwork and metal awnings with alternating black and white stripes.
The Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg is home to this luxury apartment building, designed by architect Piet Boon and built in 2016. Near the East River, the apartments have spectacular views of New York City's urban landscape
A minimalist 5,000-square-foot urban loft is in an industrial building that was built in the early 1900s in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The loft’s renovation by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture. The cast iron columns were existing in the open living, kitchen and dining area.
To personalize this new build home, the designer brought in touches of texture, color, special artwork and houseplants. Here, in the dining room, using a photograph to bridge the upper wall and lower wainscoting calls attention to the expressive piece.
Oversized lounge chairs provide a perfect spot to enjoy both the poolside atmosphere and the view at this waterfront Newport Beach, California, home. Sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of beachside relaxation in this 12,710-square-foot new build on the bay.