Ethal Woods. Modern Interior Design. November 24th , 2016.
The rear facade engages the opposite approach, it is all glass, a full-height, full-width curtain wall that bathes the interior in light. At night, the warm lantern-like light of the interior illuminates the rear garden.
Together the organization and expression of the building address the realities and difficulties of modern living in the city and as such attempts to redefine the typology of the urban townhouse.
The third floor is designed to accommodate visiting family and guests. In this manner, the architectural intervention enables the loft to transform from a quiet retreat, into a welcoming social surrounding, that reflects the excitement of its SoHo context.
The house includes three storeys accommodating three en-suite guest suites on the ground floor, with a plant area and a staff flatlet at the rear. The first floor is the main living level, with a large living room and dining room opening to a covered and uncovered pool terrace. The kitchen is positioned to enjoy views through the glass roof towards Lion’s Head. The entrance hall is accessed by gentle steps from Head Road preceded by a glass-roofed external lobby space. The second floor accommodates the master bedroom, dressing room and a light-filled en-suite with views over the pool below.
A big challenge was to make it all cozy and not sterile looking, so I used a lot of natural elements and finishes (wood, wool, woven natural fibers), as well as a few select family pieces.Overall I think we did achieve our goal. The house feels really clean and minimal, but still warm even during Chicago winters.My favorite part of our home is definitely the wood burning fireplace.When it’s cold out, we love to light a fire and sit in the living room reading, or drinking wine and playing Cards Against Humanity with our friends