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A love of surfing, proximity to the coast, and major life changes inspire a relaxing and thoughtful designThis stunning island, custom designed by Bubnowski, is the heart of this kitchen. Crafted from cherry wood and topped with a honed Andes Black granite, it creates a visual boundary between the kitchen and the dining spaces within an open floor plan. The tapered legs are distinctly Arts-and-Crafts inspired; the curved countertop softens the edge between the two spaces. In addition to being beautiful, the island is very hardworking. It contains drawers, trash and recycling bins and electric outlets.
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Spotted on MBP, here is a completely renovated apartment located in a historic building in Melbourne, Australia. This three bedroom, two bathroom residence is on sale and according to the agent, “this superlative warehouse conversion in “Leicester House”, an historic 1880′s building, provides privacy and vast spaces. It features soaring warehouse ceilings, huge original arched timber windows, exposed red brick walls, imposing brick archways of 65 cm depth and high gloss timber floors. By day it is imposing and by night dramatic.”
Located on Brighton Rod in Corona Del Mar, an exclusive neighborhood in the heart of Newport Beach, California, the sprawling Portabello Estate was eventually sold in late 2010 for $34.1 million, less than half the original $75 million asking price! This spectacular 22,000 square-foot oceanfront residence features eight bedrooms (2,000 square foot master bedroom), ten bathrooms (plus five half-baths), and two saltwater pools surrounded by 3-storey high grotto cliffs! For the price, you also get a 2-lane bowling alley with shoe and ball “rental” area, a state-of-the-art movie theater with marquee, powder rooms, stage and ticket booth, Jewelry “store” ideal for the display of family heirlooms and an automotive museum including climate/pressure control and lighting to display up to 12 collectible cars!
Located in Three Rivers, a rustic yet stylish community which serves as the gateway to the Sequoia National Park in California, this home was built in 1942 by architect Frank Robert, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. This single-family residence is unique for its design which actually spans the rushing flume waters, and yet is absolute riverfront to the main river adjacent. There are four private living spaces for a total of 3,000+ sq/ft with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 kitchens plus several private decks and porches all with amazing river views. In case you are interested in this inspiring retreat, it is offered at $1,950,000 at the time of writing. The gated entry reveals a verdant paradise nestled amid mature trees and lush vegetation. The bright and open public rooms are stylish and sophisticated, and include a bar with a glass counter and floor which give a bird’s-eye view directly down to the river and the rainbow trout.
Norvegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects (JVA) has completed the Summer House Vestfold 2 project in 2009. This single level contemporary summer house is located in Vestfold, a county in Norway. Summer House Vestfold 2 by JVA: “The Summer house is located on the coast of Vestfold in the southern part of Norway.
It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Wonderful job, Amy! — Kate Have a Before & After you’d like to share?