I know writing has been a little light lately, promise to catch up soon! In the meantime, enjoy Chrismas and this holiday season!
picture via the fantastic Brent Flanders
From Taiwan, one automatically associates to consumer electronics, Made in Taiwan, and to some degree, China. Generallyyou wouldn’t think Asia, with its crowded cities has space for lofts. Wonder no more, see this wonderful loft in Taiwan. The decor and layout are based on the mixture of different styles. One can see a Baroque chandeler next to the modernist Egg Chair, Â or an oriental rug on a concrete floor .
This luxurious penthouse is part of an imposing Gothic revival structure at London’s St. Pancras railway station. For years the 19th-century structure had languished in disrepair. It stood neglected until the mid-2000s, when the Manhattan Loft Corporation embarked on an ambitious renovation. But though the building’s exterior was restored to its former glory, the onset of the recession meant the interior got just a basic makeover. Until now.
The Karakoy Loft is a 180m2 penthouse belonging to a 45 year old bachelor, in the heart of Istanbul, facing an old Armenian church Getronagan, and Galata Tower on the background.
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.
Formerly an Anglican church, the transformation of this Melbourne loft incorporates a contemporary addition and interior fit out that has been compared to a luxury 5 star hotel, oozing theatrical and artistic themes using natural materials such as limestone, marble, granite, reclaimed wood, feature mirrors and a colour palette that is warm and inviting. This multi-level home was designed to incorporate beautiful rooms that seem to merge with one another to create the most graceful and inspiring space for entertaining and enjoying the ambience of volume and light.
When I think about loft, usually it’s raw walls, industrial vibe in the middle of a city. This Toronto home shows there is another way-inspired by NY lofts.