This loft is a converted stable in Trastevere in Rome, the result of a project by Roman architects MdAA. Trastevere was full of such stables until the beginning of 1900’s. Large spaces, developed especially vertically, whose dimensions were obviously dictated by those of the horses and carts.
As industrial parts of cities are being transformed into living neighborhoods, there is a bright future for buildings that served as factories, warehouses. Just as it happened with a landmark Victorian-era water tower in central London.
If the owner of this home wants a bowl of cereal, he must first lift a 40-pound steel ladder into place and climb up several feet to a cabinet where he stores them. The desire to preserve large windows and the lack of available wall space prevented more accessible storage.
Kristan and Scott, owners of the Hammer + Spear online antique shop live in this 325sq meters loft in the Arts District, Los Angeles.
This loft is home, workshop and office in one, the latter function has been gradually formed out of the dining room table and its surroundings. Every item in the loft was part of the owners’ former’s homes – salvaged objects, antiques.
And right in the heart of the action is Lafayette Street, a truly extraordinary home. Built in 1905 and retaining many original features, this home offers acres of space and a vibe that’s exotic yet New York through and through.
The Lime Works, on the outskirts of Faversham, is a conversion of two water towers, made into an art deco-inspired contemporary home. The building was built in the early 1930s and was a functioning water softening plant until 1942.
Set in the Solent, a historically important strait separating the Isle of Wight from the Great Britain mainland, Spitbank Fort is a Victorian sea fort built on a circular base 50m in diameter. Now it’s converted to a small hotel.