All posts tagged: 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 …