The lower level of the home contains the public spaces including a modern kitchen and an elegant dining space while the top floor houses the bedrooms and bathrooms. Minimal but pleasing contemporary but with a hint of midcentury elegance and filled with an air of refinement this is a Chicago townhouse that breaks some of the misconceptions homeowners have when it comes to using calming neutral shades.
Transforming a large industrial space into a functional and elegant modern home and workspace for a couple with diverse professions can be a tough task at the best of times. But this gorgeous and comfy by Ensemble Architecture accomplishes this with absolute ease even as it stays true to its industrial roots.
Of course many of us limit color such as white gray and brown just to the backdrop and turn to brighter more cheerful hues to add another layer of intrigue to the room. But designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria of HomePolish took the love for neutrals a step further with his that is all about a beautiful balance between contemporary minimalism and a cozy ambiance.
Exposed brick walls at the entrance wooden ceiling turnbuckles and beams blend in effortlessly with contemporary elements while a refined color scheme that is dominated by white and gray defines the cool cultured ambiance indoors.
A panoramic terrace allows the residents to take in 360-degree views of the wild outdoors and the sunken design of the home itself lets it seamlessly blend with the scenery. Complete with a wine cellar and outdoor lounge this is truly a masterpiece that is all about reconnecting with nature without being intrusive and leaving an ungainly damaging footprint.
The new living area has a more open floor plan with the kitchen turned into the heart of the space and this allows for greater interaction between family members while providing a wonderful ergonomic party zone.
For the wife who is a sculptor a separate workspace that is connected visually with the living area provides the perfect home office. It is this convenient yet precise balance between the work and living areas that truly defines this. When it comes to the color scheme white dominates the interior with décor adding bright pops of color.