All posts filed under: Home Sweet Home

A Industrial Brooklyn Rental

A creative DIY couple has turned an industrial Brooklyn apartment into a cozy and characterful home. Jewelry designer Jessica Barensfeld, photographer Simon Howell, and their son Lakota, 21 months, live in the middle of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC. Their hip Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg offers a lively art and music scene, cafes and second-hand stores along with industrial buildings, humble homes, and luxe waterfront high-rises. Just over the bridge from Manhattan, this appealing mishmash has attracted creatives like Jessica Barensfeld and Simon Howell. Jessica and Simon live in a characterful building that Jessica describes as “a quilt of style, pieces and periods.” She grew up in Manhattan but moved into the 13 sq m flat share in 2006. Then she met Simon, from Yorkshire, UK, who took up residence when friends moved out. The pair turned their rented apartment into a cozy, characterful home. The landlord allowed Simon to add new walls and install more windows for light. He also made most of the timber furniture. A huge variety of indoor plants were added to enhance the fresh feel …

Bruno Galiasso and Giovanna Ewbank Sweet Home.

This beautiful home belongs to the Brazilian actor Bruno Gagliasso, 31, where he lives with his wife, actress Giovanna Ewbank, 27, and his five dogs – golden retriever Zeca, the Corsican Menina, boxer Johnny, the labrador Peste, and their mutt Favela. The first description he makes about his  house is: “My home is where I’m happy, where I feel good with my friends and with my family, where I grow up and raise my children.” The house is located in Itanhangá, in Rio de Janeiro, and has a huge garden with space for them to play with the dogs, and a garden with a jabuticabeira (fruit tree), palm trees and a lush bougainvillea. “The environment has a very good vibe. Our friends come here and nobody wants to go, “says Giovanna. It was on a trip to New York that they were enchanted by an exhibition of Robert Mars, known for paintings that mix skulls and logos of Louis Vuitton. Bruno is fascinated by skulls and has at least seven scattered around the house. “The skull gives me a sense of reality, …

A Sizzling 21st-Century Home

Carlo and Christine Rinaudo loved the character of their 1940s bungalow in Sydney, but the internal layout was back to front. The family commissioned architect Mark Szczerbicki to undertake a minimalist yet detailed renovation that flipped the floorpan, resulting in a private bedroom zone at the front and seamless indoor/outdoor living areas at the rear. Photos: Maree Homer Via: Homes To Love

The Inspiring 1920 Industrial Warehouse of the Jerry Zared and Joan Childs

Inner Southeast Portland is a mélange of mixed-use styles: Modest 1930s brick houses nudge up against turn-of-the-century factories; quaint mom-and-pop shops mingle with sleek modern condos and bustling restaurants. There’s even a modernist church addition designed by renowned local architect Pietro Belluschi. So when Joan Childs and Jerry Zaret decided to create their own loft atop an existing industrial building, they wanted the place to seamlessly integrate with its surroundings. “We said, ‘Let’s pretend this was a warehouse that was always part of Southeast,’” says Childs. The site in question was a nondescript corner lot: a hodgepodge of a former printing press, a mechanic’s garage, and a residential apartment, all mashed into one broad, 8,000-square-foot structure. The exterior was painted bright orange and yellow, and palm trees waved outside. The couple turned to Emerick Architects, who had previously transformed the Ford Building down the street from a 1914 Model-T factory into an area hub of creative local businesses, to help them navigate the unique challenges of adaptive reuse. “Joan and Jerry wanted to do something that felt …

GISELE BÜNDCHEN and TOM BRADY’S LOS ANGELES HOME

Via Architectural Digest The supermodel and star quarterback commune with family and nature in a welcoming, eco-conscious residence far removed from the bright lights of the runway and the gridiron   First, a caveat: Anyone expecting the home of supermodel Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to be a lavish pleasure dome replete with sultry sirens and gridiron gods cavorting around the pool is in for a serious letdown. Likewise, those who imagine a sprawling palace staffed with a battalion of liveried footmen proffering protein shakes on silver trays have also missed the mark. The reality of Bündchen and Brady’s life in Los Angeles’s Brentwood neighborhood is far more—dare we say it?—normal. “I like simplicity and coziness,” says the renowned Brazilian beauty. “I want to live in a place that feels like a real home, where you can put your feet up on the couch and just relax.” Brady seconds the notion: “Gisele and I have eight sisters between us, and there are lots of kids. We built this house as a …

Jared Leto bought a former military training center and turned it into housing.

  He is an actor, director and singer – and has just moved into a new house. In Laurel Canyon, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California. But it is misleading to think that the place is like the mansions of Hollywood stars. The place is simple but stylish, like the owner. The property was a former studio of military records between the years 1940 and 1950. It was on site, detail, that filmmakers and photographers guideposts taught the US military to advertise.   With plenty of room, the house has no less than 8 bedrooms, 10 living rooms, 3 kitchens and 12 bathrooms. In one of the rooms, Jared Leto turned into an art gallery. The Oscar winner and the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for the ‘Rayon’ role in the film Dallas Buyers Club, paid $5 million to have a home sweet home.

Erin Wasson

  The Supermodel who decorates with trash Erin Wasson is a model, actress, jewelry designer, and now, a home owner. Step inside her treasure trove of found objects.                                                                                                                  Erin Wasson’s personal design rule is pretty simple:“If I found it in the trash, it’s going up,” she says. She describes her style as “flea market makeshift,” and that’s the vibe of her California home, which is filled with a mix of scavenged items and pieces she’s picked up while traveling. “Anywhere I’ve lived, I start banging into the walls first,” she tells One Kings Lane. “I don’t believe in a home that feels too precious. People overthink it, but decorating should be an organic experience. I don’t want to feel like I’m …