LAMAS, a Toronto based architecture studio, transformed an old group of camp buildings into a family home located in Kent, CT, aptly named "Camp Kent". The winterized house now provides a year-round retreat and an escape to the country for the owners. The outdoors are the focus of all interior spaces, an almost blank canvas inside draws the eyes outside. A nod to the camps' history can be seen in the rough sawn knotted pine that blankets the walls and ceilings in the structure.
Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, industrial/ interior designer, who is still most known for his furniture design. Part of and one of the most notable contributors to the Danish modern movement, Juhl's designs are still being produced today and just about every creation of his would be on display in my dream home. This chair, this table, oh and this chair the list continues... The home of the designer is pretty amazing to take a peek at as well. Juhl built his home in 1942 outside Copenhagen in Ordrup. He designed furniture to fit within the home and the projects goal both in regards to architecture and furniture was to read cohesively. The home is a flow of rooms instead of a segmented group of individual rooms. Juhl’s motto “from the inside and out” can be seen in all aspects of the home.
Lisa Jones, a London-born fashion buyer, has an incredible vacation home that would make anyone green with envy. Jones and her husband, James Hyatt purchased the previously dark home on Shelter Island in New York and set to work. The couples lakefront home is now full of light, bright spaces and pops of color (inspired by Luis Barragán of course), all curated by Jones' eclectic eye.
How awesome is that view!
This loft in NoHo (north of Houston Street and abutting to SoHo for us non-Manhattanites) used to be a printing press. The owners focused on keeping as many details from the original building as possible while modernizing their space for their growing family. Steel beams, pipes, and brick walls take center stage as homeowner and designer Anna Beeber kept to a materials palette that would complement existing elements in the loft.
In the northern most party of Italy, a tiny town called Piateda houses this modern masterpiece. Alfredo Vanotti, the head architect on the project, focused on restoring a ruined building (this was at the top of the client's wishlist), while bringing it up to eco building standards. The setting can't be beat, it's as if the home grew out of the ground in the Orobie Alps. But the picture windows are my favorite feature, or that exposed staircase, I just can't choose!