An oversize modular sofa and two tailored, tufted armchairs offer ample seating in this spacious, yet cozy traditional living room. Built-in shelving offers loads of storage, as well as space to display family photos and collections. Traditional millwork abounds, including transoms above the interior doorways and a coffered detail on the ceiling.
Although the cabinets don't meet the ceiling, white walls and transom windows close the gap to prevent the kitchen from looking disjointed and blocky. A large kitchen island anchors the room, providing additional counter space, storage and an eat-in breakfast bar area. Modern wooden barstools bring in warmth and a natural element to offset all the white surfaces.
The homeowners didn't want to compromise on luxury when building their tiny home, so designers included a full sized shower, vanity and mirror in the bathroom space. Detailed tile and marble help to give the small space a more sophisticated look, while transom windows and additional, artificial lights keep the space feeling bright and open.
Large picturesque windows, transom windows and skylights allow for plenty of natural light and also seamlessly blend the indoors and out. Sleek furniture is combined for a cozy seating area and a chic breakfast nook, while nestled in the window is a seat with built-in bookshelves, perfect for reading.
An elegant sitting area offers a comfortable retreat area in the master bedroom at a Connecticut estate. A plush gray sofa creates a place to enjoy abundant daylight streaming through the picture windows and round transom windows above. The lucite table provides a place for a cup of coffee or book without adding visual weight to the serene space.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.
This traditional mudroom offers stylish storage for the entire family. Individual "lockers" are decorated by colorful kids' artwork, while open cubbies below offer convenient shoe storage. Traditional architectural details, like the transom above the doorway, add interest and a crisp, clean aesthetic with bright white paint. A checkerboard pattern on the hardwood floor is a lighthearted touch.
This neutral entry hall is designed to soothe the stress of the day when you walk in the room. A pair of glass pendant lights add symmetry, as do the pair of electric candlesticks on either side of the art on the wall. The transom over the front door allows sunlight to illuminate the hall.
This sweet dining area that lies adjacent to the family room is a exploration in color and pattern. The pink striped chairs, paisley bench and Lucite chairs all work together for a contemporary look and, surprisingly, complement the more traditional dining table they surround. The room offers lots of light with transom windows spanning the entire space.
A traditional white front door leads into a spacious and elegant foyer. Thin windows in the door and a transom window above allows in a lot of natural light, while dark hardwood floors ground the space. A large round mirror helps to bounce light around the room, and a cool geometric-style light fixture adds a contemporary touch.
In the kitchen, large windows and French doors with oversized transoms allow plenty of natural light into the kitchen, making the space feel bright and open. The white walls that anchor the space reflect the light, continuing the open design. To add warmth and color, red and white patterns were introduced into the space, creating a classic, space that is light and casual.
This family-friendly kitchen features a large island topped by a row of beautiful and functional pendant lights. A built-in desk puts the home office right at the heart of the house, and a walk-in pantry is ultra-convenient. Transom windows and crown molding are traditional architectural details that fit the style of the house.
Greek revival architecture began in America as a snub to Britain and to pay homage to the spirit of democracy. This style was first seen in Philadelphia, however in later years it became a popular on Southern plantations. Tall columns and pediments, painted plaster exterior, horizontal transoms, symmetrical shape, bold moldings and embellishments are all key to the style.
A striking feature in this family room, the limestone walls wrap around the perimeter of the space for a cozy, rustic feel. High ceilings are lit by natural light from multiple transom windows, while matching surveyor's lamps provide soft lighting around the sitting area. Colorful artwork draws attention to the stone mantel and ties in colors used throughout the room.
In this section of the master bathroom, a walnut vanity with two sinks provides plenty of storage and functionality in the space, while still keeping the look updated and elegant. Above the vanity, two beveled mirrors reflect the neutral color palette and natural light in the space, while transom windows allow warmth to come in from the outside by letting in natural light of its own.
Rich colors fill this well-appointed kitchen. Flat-panel cabinetry with transom-window tops are done in two different finishes, one dark and one light. The slate-covered backsplash extends up the walls and covers the bar while the countertops are comprised of solid granite. Golden pendant lights illuminate the work surface and under-counter lights provides a glow to the underside of the bar.
Joseph Eichler was a California real estate developer who created a prototype with architects for residential homes in the early fifties that incorporated modernist architecture with a “bring the outside inside” concept. The Eichler home favored wall-to-ceiling windows with glass transoms in all the major rooms with direct access to private garden patios and courtyards. This remodeled single-family home by Klopf Architecture takes an original Eichler home and updates it with a truly “open” design.