Most of us would agree that historic homes are fascinating. It’s remarkable, isn’t it, the way that doorways were shorter, hallways narrower, and rooms themselves were all around smaller “back then.” It’s one thing to walk through a historical home and imagine life living there; it’s quite another thing altogether to actually be living in one. If this idea appeals to you, or if you’re already enjoying the quirks of a historic home lifestyle, you might find the following article interesting.
Although only usable part of the year, outdoor kitchens are something to loom forward to as soon as beautiful weather makes its presence felt. Rustic and traditional houses usually include such a feature but the recent comeback tells us we should also look for outdoor kitchens around modern and contemporary homes. If you have one too, take a look at all the great furniture and accessories you can select from for the modern design you’ve chosen.
This gorgeous “White House” lies in La Rochelle, France and was renovated by Studio Pierre Antoine Compain. The name of this residence accurately describes its interior. The main element that defines this house is the central axis, a separate area made of glass that goes up through all the levels of the building to the roof. With a large rooftop window, this central atrium spreads natural light all over the house.
Located in Soglio, Switzerland, this barn is a lovely family home built along a pedestrian route leading from the historical center. But why choose to live in a barn, you might ask. Well, because it looks like this and because it’s one of the many innovative barns turned into houses, thanks to the conversion project by Swiss architect Armando Ruinelli.
The USA may not have the long and rich history that some other countries have but it definitely made its presence noticed in all the domains, including architecture and interior design. We’re talking about iconic names like Charles and Ray Eames or Frank Gehry, famous and admired throughout the world. Their impact on the way we define style today is truly memorable.