This is truly an art lovers’ abode. In the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco dotted with art galleries and studios designer has done a makeover of a 1916 landmark warehouse and the efforts she has taken is worth every bit of it. See the vast wall space meant for displaying the exquisite pieces of art collected by her over the years. The best part is that the interior does not look crowded despite putting so much stuff together.
The eastern side of this alluring home is kept well away from the view of the word as it cuts into the rocky terrain of the area to find a place for private spots hidden away from prying eyes and the traffic on the coastal highway. The western wing of the home though is a place where the structure pens up to the beautiful and rugged Pacific coastline and the owners can enjoy unending sights and sounds of the vast blue along with cool sea breeze.
Surprising architectural developments are easy to spot – an unusually shaped home immediately catches your attention. This is the case with the Beam House designed by Uri Cohen Architects – a single family residence that seems to have been folded onto itself. Divided in three different parts – private semi private and public – the house bearing the name of its defining feature is a mixture of traditional inspiration and clean modern design.
Stools sofas coffee tables and even rugs and carpets complement the entire tone of the residence. The choice of the lamps and pendants are also significant since they have key roles in imparting the earthy flavor to the building. The exquisite wooden spiral staircase completes the contemporary design.
The interiors are divided between public and private spaces with the high ceiling and open space constructing an inviting platform for a lifestyle in perfect balance with the alpine landscape. An immense rock wall serves as a divider separating the East from the West and also functions as a temperature stabilizer. The use of wood gives you a warm touch visually and a beauty all on its own. The folded roof gives the building a modern look that also blends into the stately mountainous terrain.
Accompanied by the Louis Poulsen Panthella Floor Lamp this pendant light acts more like a floor lamp and balances the design. Stretched over a wooden frame the Moments pattern from Marimekko fabrics was painted in neon colors. The comfy couch is lit from another beautifully designed piece – the AJ wall lamp by Arne Jacobsen also seen in the bedroom.
A lovely home in the countryside – this was the dream of the Italian couple They always wanted to go back to the countryside where both of them grew up. Quite aware of how different childhood would be here as compared to urban areas they wanted to give their children the same exotic experience they had. The farmhouse has a truly elegant look to it.