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Wednesday, January 15, 2014








I am fairly certain that I have mentioned before that I love converted houses. I have probably also mentioned that I love: concrete, mid-century furniture, exposed brick (equally wonderful is when it is painted white), big windows and high ceilings. For me, spending most of my time in approximately 500 square feet, I am just drawn to open spaces that feel light and spacious. I also think, for me, sharing said 500 square feet with a gang of boys, I am drawn to minimalist and unencumbered spaces, but not so much so that warmth is absent in the design. Because while I would love to have more space, more space, more space(!), at the end of the day I want to curl up with my boys and feel cosy. So it should come as no big surprise that there is a lot that I love in this home which was converted from stable blocks by architect David Kohn into this gorgeous place for gallery owner Stuart Shave. And might I just mention how convenient it would be for me to sit and work in front of those gorgeous windows whilst my boys played in that gigantic yard? Okay, back to reality because I think I could daydream about this place all day long. 

Images via here and here Photographs by Ioana Marinescu

15 comments:

  1. yes yes yes - this house is fantastic. I love everything about it. I'm with you. polished concrete, mid-century furniture, and a conversion - what more could one want? I'd prefer a different location though. I'm a city dweller after all :)

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  2. This is so unique! I love the white brick and the simple decoration :)

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  3. Qué gozada!!!! Maravilla la pared de ladrillo y la de madera.
    Besos

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  4. Oh, I love it. I love that the main pop of color is that field of green outside. Can you imagine how beautiful that would look covered in snow? I rave about our concrete counters all the time, and I'd love concrete floors. The lines and angles are so...soothing, I guess. And I'm with you, I don't need big. This seems right though, yes?

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  5. those windows are just beautiful.
    and what a view...rolling green grass.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://www.dreamsinhd.blogspot.com

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  6. le sigh. i too dream of high windows. in florida, almost no one has ceilings higher than 8 feet. my dad bought a house, tore out the ceilings just to raise them to 12 feet. plus, my dad and brother are over 6 feet tall so tall ceilings are kind of a big deal to our family. that, and high/raised cabinets so we don't have to bend over much to wash our faces. but anyway, i know how wonderful a tall ceiling feels, and it's a shame there aren't more of them around!

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  7. I love those windows. Or are they doors? The ones in the living room, it looks like they fold open. Mon dieu. Do you want to hear a secret? I've spent an unreal amount of time researching where to buy metal-frame casement windows like these (and like the ones everywhere in Paris) because somehow, all they sell at Home Depot are the normal, boring windows. Where do you GET windows like those??
    Also, and this was the first thing I thought of when I saw that bedroom: Fitz would have a FIELD DAY with those giant pompoms on the blanket ;) xo

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  8. Love how bright and open this space is. I'm totally with you on the converted spaces and Mid Century and concrete. It just all feels so gorgeous and fresh!

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  9. Loves! Me too I love things that have a past or a story- not haunted of course but I love having some sort of history about a place and then having it look modern.

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  10. exactly! not to mention it's spacious with open light and air. love.

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  11. Oh my this space is sooo open wow. I think I might be uncomfortable at first but would get use to it right quick.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allinyc.com

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  12. Oh the brick walls and the windows! Lovely...<3

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  13. I like the pared down interior design, the white brick walls and the large windows, but I would definitely choose parquet flooring instead of concrete.

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  14. 500 square feet with 3 boys!? Seriously?! How do you do it??

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