Stair Wall Designs & Ideas
Carlos Martin Architects, Inc.
The art of modern living is expressed with eloquent aplomb in this brand-new showplace on the Intracoastal Waterway in The Estates, historic Old Boca Raton’s prestigious beachside enclave. Created by an award-winning Florida-based Architect Carlos A. Martin, and by noted South Florida builder, Infinity Custom Estates, this Tropical Georgian-inspired masterpiece (I call it Gulfstream Southern Classical Style) exudes serene timelessness with classic symmetry, then takes an unexpected twist with clean-lined high-style interiors by award-winning Marc-Michaels. In each detail, the vision is artistic genius, and the resulting overall effect is simply breathtaking. 10’ high French doors flow to the waterfront verandah and Hamptons-style pool from the open living/dining room, club room/library, and family room, all of which are as sumptuously comfortable as they are stunningly refined. From the gorgeous smoky-hued marble and walnut floors to the sleek custom built-ins, exquisite marble-clad fireplace, and ebony-wood “ribbon” accent wall, the design scheme beautifully balances bold impact and subtle glamour. Opening off the upstairs gallery is a waterfront lounge deck appointed as a resort-like open-air spa room, a sublime luxury. Transcending the ordinary in every aspect, this is a sophisticated Intracoastal estate, rendered to perfection with singular style.
As a vacation home with an amazing locale, this home was designed with one primary focus: utilizing the breathtaking lake views. The original lot was a small island pie-shaped lot with spectacular views of Lake LBJ. Each room was created to depict a different snapshot of the lake due to the ratcheting footprint. Double 8’x11’ tall sliding glass doors merge the indoor living to the outdoor living, thus creating a seamless flow from inside to outside. The swimming pool, with its vanishing edge, was designed in such a way that it brings the lake right up to the outside living terrace, giving the feeling of actually being in the lake. There is also a twelve foot beach area under the archways of the pool’s water features for relaxing and entertaining. The beauty of the home is enough to stand alone, but being on the lake as it is makes the entire design come together as a truly stunning vacation home. Photography by Adam Steiner
Stair treads, handrail and newel post custom made from reclaimed pine.
photos going up the staircase wall, using vintage frames with no glass
Tim Cuppett Architects
All images by Paul Bardagjy & Jonathan Jackson
Kate Jackson Design
photo taken by Nat Rea photography
Alan Design Studio
Designer: Ruthie Alan
JDG undertook a complete transformation of this family residence, taking it from bleak to chic. The space marries custom furnishings, fabulous art and vintage pieces, showcasing them against graphic pops of pattern and color. Photos by Matthew Millman
Lopez Duplan Arquitectos
The house was built in the early 80's and is located west of Mexico City. The remodeling made by Claudia Lopez Duplan was a total renovation of both space and image. In addition to interior and exterior renovation, major changes were also made in all the facilities, especially for the unification of the public areas. The house is divided in three and a half levels. In the intermediate floor the number and proportion of windows was increased to take advantage of views to the forest and gain entrance of natural light. There was also a total change of the window screens to integrate the terraces and open areas to the interior of each space maintaining a bond with all the services. All the spaces were unified using a limited selection of materials. In the interior engineer wood floors and light marble were combined, and for the kitchen it was used granite in the same shade. In the exterior all the floors and part of the wall are covered with dark gray stone. In the interior design the ladder – that gives access to the public and private areas of the house - is the central axis. All the walls around it were removed to integrate all the spaces. In the living room the generous existing height was used to play with the plafonds and the indirect lighting, enhancing the deep sensation of the space and highlighting the artwork. The private areas are located at the top floor in which large windows were also incorporated to make the most of the views. In the master bedroom the window is framed by a bookcase designed specifically for the needs of the space that enhances the view and makes it cozier. The bathroom is a large space from which you can also enjoy spectacular views; the washbasin was located at the center. Significant changes were made on all the facades, from structural changes to the incorporation of new finishes for the renewal to be perceived from the entrance. In the gardens surrounding the house a complete transformation project was also done respecting an existing large tree that sets the tone for the new image.
Austin Patterson Disston Architects
Peter Murdock Photos