In the XIX century, this gorgeous building in the Norwegian city of Bergen was used as the city stock exchange. Now it is a modern and trendy hotel Bergen Børs with 124 rooms. Actually, the hotel occupies not only this particular building but three house detached houses in total – the exchange itself and two former bank premises. The main task of the architectural bureau Claesson Koivisto Rune, which was engaged in the project, was to harmoniously combine all three buildings from three different architectural periods into a single structure. It was important to make the hotel modern but without losing the heritage of the past.
In the past century, there was a hospital in this building located in the heart of Bruges, but now it’s a small and cozy Sintnik Hotel. The owners of the property state that the interiors combine the charm of the past and the comfort of the present, it is elegant, but at the same time with a character. There like both soft romantic rooms in white and blue tones, and more catchy, with red textiles and bright carpets. Breakfast is served in the small living room with an atmosphere of rather family gathering rather than a meal at the hotel. But this is the main purpose of Sintnik – to create a feeling of a home for the guests.
Western celebrities usually do not like to expose their well-being to the show, so their homes are rarely filled with garish luxury. And this wooden cottage of Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried, that is located two hours from New York, proves the rule. The old barn built almost 100 years ago looks rather modest on the outside, and inside the emphasis is on cosiness and natural materials, though not without fine design from General Assembly studio. Here the romantic comedies star comes on weekends to recharge, ride horses and reunite with nature. Let’s have a look!
Usually, when it’s a former industrial space, we expect to see rough surfaces of concrete and brick, dark color scheme and a brutal masculine atmosphere. But in this Canadian loft in the downtown of Toronto, everything is different: although the space once served as a production facility, now it is a refined and bright modern home, perfectly suitable for a family. At the same time, the apartment has not lost the charm of the industrial premise: huge windows and high ceilings do their work. Great!
It’s so easy to fall in love with Italy and it’s hard to forget such a wonderful country. This is exactly what happened to a couple from Russia who, once in a charming Italian village, decided to acquire real estate here. Thank God, the price allowed: an authentic though dilapidated farm house was worth a studio apartment on the outskirts of Moscow. To restore the beautiful stone house the owners attracted local masters, the interior design was done by Zhenya Zhdanova. What came of it – today in our photo story!
When Soren Rose Studio started to renovate this loft in the building of a former paper factory in TriBeCa, it hadn’t been touched for at least 50 years. One of the main advantages of the space was the large windows on three sides that allow rooms to literally bathe in the daylight. The interiors feature the ideal mix of some of the loft style most popular components, such as brick walls, metal structures, wood and marble. Great project!
The description of this amazing property on Unique Home Stays says “chapel’s beautiful and secluded setting in the south of England will inspire writers, artists and romantics” and you can not argue with that! Seems like the cottage is set on the edge of the world in its most picturesque corner, surrounded by perfectly green pastures with lambs and just a few steps from the magnificent sea. What a fairytale!
This stunning stone villa in a quiet medieval village near Barcelona amazes in every way. First of all, you are amazed to see the magnificent stone facade of a building that was built almost 200 years ago and was used for a long time as a farmhouse. Then, getting inside, it’s amazing to find such modern minimalistic interiors, harmoniously inscribed in the old frame of the building. Well, finally, the views that open from virtually every corner of the house are just wonderful.
When actress Ellen Pompeo of popular medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” bought this old barn in a wooded area just outside New York, she planned to completely rebuild it into a large family residence. But a couple of years later the plans changed and a large family holiday house was purchased in the sunny Malibu, and it was decided to leave the cottage as it is – small and cozy, for short and quiet weekends after a busy work. Thanks to Hancock Design studio it has become a very stylish modern barn. Enjoy!
Many designers around the world try to do create various loft spaces, but the truth is that real lofts are always in New York, the city where this design trend arose. It’s all about one of a kind window views over skyscrapers, which are also part of the interior, unique special approach to decorating, and, of course, the former industrial premises with their own unmatched charm. American lofts can not be compared to anything else. Here we have a cool loft in the heart of Manhattan from Drew McGukin!