A contemporary fireplace becomes the focal point of the conversation zone with twin leather chairs and a simple coffee table even as large windows bring in a flood of natural light. It is fun accessories throw pillows and eclectic art pieces that bring color and creativity to this exquisite loft where style meets substance.
The lower level family area is connected with the wooden deck and backyard outside even as the kitchen and dining space are flooded with ample natural light. With a design that allows the parents to constantly keep an eye on their three young boys this is a home crafted to withstand loads of activity!
An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
With a concrete platform wooden steps and smart shelving there is plenty of textural contrast here even as the landscape outside adds ample greenery. The old block on the lower level houses bedrooms and an additional living area with the top floor also hosting two bedrooms and a bathroom. Embracing an open design that still offers complete privacy this reinvigorated villa gives a chic makeover to a classic home.
Designed more as a vacation hub that can house friends and family with ease it is the master bedroom guest bedrooms and bathrooms that take up the major portion of the private section of the home.
Raw concrete walls provide interesting accent features indoors and visually connect the interior with the façade while dark colors are shunned in favor of an all-white or gray backdrop. A contemporary kitchen and spacious dining area on the lower level complement the style of the living space while the top floors house the private quarters. This is a house that aims to present a stylish dashing and contemporary portrait at every turn.
Nestled in Fort Greene the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard. White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation.