A Modern East Hampton Home Gets a Dramatic Renovation

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/a-modern-east-hampton-home-gets-a-dramatic-renovation/blaze-makoid-old-orchard-project-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/03/Blaze-Makoid-Old-Orchard-Project-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Modern East Hampton Home Gets a Dramatic Renovation" /></a>
                                Rarely do houses that look straight out of a magazine also look livable and cozy, but <a href="http://blazemakoid-architecture.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Blaze Makoid</a> manages to make that happen in this East Hampton residence. The <a href="http://blazemakoid-architecture.com/old-orchard#old-orchard-details" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Old Orchard Project</a> began when a family purchased this 10,000 square foot house and after living in it for a year, they decided to hire Makoid to completely renovate it to work better for longevity of their family. The result is a drop dead, jaw-dropping makeover that will have you forwarding your mail there ASAP.
The original home was a single story (plus a basement), rectangular box that presented with an unexciting glass and metal exterior with below grade access to the garage, as well as two bedrooms. The cold aluminum skin was replaced with rich wood that provides balance to the exterior. A wooden, tunnel-like structure bisects the main house allowing for a new entryway on one side and a covered
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A Classic Parisian Apartment Gets a Geometric Intervention

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                                <a href="http://studiorazavi.com/portfolios/apartment-xiv/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Apartment XIV</a> is a modest 80 square meter (approx. 861 square feet) apartment in a 150 year old Haussmannian building owned by a young couple with an adorable dog. They hired <a href="http://studiorazavi.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Studio Razavi Architecture</a> to redefine the space and to update it for their modern taste and lifestyle.
The kitchen’s backsplash got its own intervention with geometric marble pieces fit together like a mosaic puzzle. The pieces were scraps leftover at a marble quarry in Portugal. The classic Parisian layout wasn’t working so the architect decided to break up the space with geometric structures that not only add more functionality to the apartment, but they change how the apartment looks and flows. The new elements were made from wood fiber panels by Valchromat due to them being budget-friendly as well as easy to use and cut on-site. Above the bathroom, they incorporated a sleeping loft for guests, ensuring that no space was
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