… Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories and Balconies of New York. But only because it’s a little envy-inducing (and also because it’s a coffee table picture book…I like those). Especially, considering one of the terraces featured has a 700 sq ft lawn. That’s right…a lawn the size of a spacious apartment in Manhattan.
This japanese garden is lovely, I must admit.
image via Architectural Digest
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Here is a beautiful apartment that went through quite a bit of rebuilding to get completed. Charged with ‘stiffening the walls,’ Stephane Sadorra of SDA decided to lease some of the H beams exposed and went so far as to incorporate them into the design of the apartment.
Take a look, it’s much more chic and sophisticated than it sounds (it’s Paris, after all).
the living room
Below, the sofa is placed in front of what would have been the wall separating the bedroom from the living room. Instead, the partial wall and the sofa act as a solid room divider.
sofa in front of wall
wider view of living room and exposed beams
To save space on this 50 m (sq) apartment, the small bathroom was converted into a kitchen that opens up onto the living room.
The overall effect is that of a studio loft with more privacy than most. It’s simply decorated with some lovely mid-century modern pieces and an open design aesthetic.
This home appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Cote Maison. Clicquez ici pour plus info et photos.
Written by Agnes Zamboni. Photography by Jean Pierre Verger.