The loft’s bedroom is enclosed yet open creating a cozy feel while maintaining the light and airy vibe of the overall home. A hanging mobile featuring an assortment of circles adds an interesting visual element helping to define the bedroom as its own unique space…
Many loft spaces feature an industrial style that includes exposed ducts brick walls and original windows in all of their imperfect glory. Yet our first featured loft is anything but rough around the edges. In fact this space styled by Tom Stringer Design Partners boasts an elegance that takes loft living to an upscale level.
Folks in Seattle from Coates Design Architects have a sweet tooth for concrete (so do we but I guess you got the idea already). The home they built the Dorsey Residence was designed as a structure that maximizes footprint by the use of vertical space. From afar it does look like an anonymous austere monumental concrete two-story building on the waterfront. Upon entering a new world opens up in front of you; it’s warm light and open.
The second floor (downstairs) is where you will find the Guest Quarters; it has a large Guest Sanctuary (living room) which includes custom furnishings to accommodate 20 guests a large linear fireplace a Game Room with billiard table and access to an outdoor Jacuzzi and party deck. There are three large Guestrooms on this floor and each has its own private bathroom a Bunk Room with queen-sized bunk beds for 12 guests and a very large shared bathroom.
An open living room a large dining area and a trendy ergonomic kitchen are housed on the same level as the patio and offer equally remarkable ocean views. With its incredible glass walls the bedroom is another showstopper that ensures the owners of the Rockledge Residence wake up to the sight of deep blue waters every single morning.
The beautiful combination of contrasting textures starts with the façade of the home which features a glass and white cement exterior for the ground floor and a warm reclaimed wood surface for the second floor. This gives the home a cool contemporary appeal allowing it to blend with its surroundings thanks to the natural organic vibe.
The show-stopper for me would be the one-of-a-kind oversized custom lighting fixtures throughout which act like the jewelry in the spaces. They are delicately detailed dangling sparkling and very shiny to contrast against all of the hard rustic features of the home. My team and I detailed and designed the oversized light fixtures to balance the proportions of the open floor plans and bring a feminine touch to the clean hard lines and masculine monochromatic interiors.