London-based studio DOS Architects converted in 2008 the top two floors of the Westbourne Grove Church, a 1853 Baptist chapel located in London’s Notting Hill. I don’t know if I could live in church conversion but what I love about it, it’s a loft-like residence with an open floor plan and high ceilings that offers both comfort and privacy for its owners.
This new place embellished by the craftsmanship of the architects, mixes old with new, reuniting state of the art technology, fine finishes and architectural details. Even though the modern concept dominates some of the traditional elements have been kept, such as the arched windows and the gothic elements.
Today I was pondering what it would be like if I looked for a new, bigger house instead of an apartment. What would I pay attention to? What would be a ‘must’ in my future home and what a ‘nice to have’? My view wandered through my current home and got stuck while looking at my floor. A nice, a bit worn, laminate floor. And I knew immediately: An absolute and not negotiable prerequisite is a wooden floor. And just then I decided to dedicate today’s ‘things we love’ to wooden floors!
The Levin Residence in Marana, Arizona has been designed by Ibarra Rosano Design Architects.
Description from Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Three simple rectangular volumes hover above the desert floor, oriented to harness the sun, frame the views and capture the breezes. In much the same way a photographer crops an image, the house organizes the landscapes into intelligible formats, which focus and celebrate the environment. The plan organization is based on simplicity, functionality and “collapsibility”, enabling the house to be operated as a smaller home when the guests are away.
It’s always a delight to share one of Greg Natale‘s stunning projects here. I am a big fan of his interiors and when I came across Perikic House, Sydney I just couldn’t resist had to share it straight away. Interior designer Greg Natale takes this design to another level with his bold pattern clashes, papered ceilings and bathroom tiling. A glam house, ammmmazing house! His project is the elevation of everyday living to something glamorous, something just a little more special, something with just a touch of the unexpected.