Furniture designer Alejandro Sticotti's Buenos Aires home features a kitchen equipped with buffed concrete floors, chrome globe lights, a marble-topped wooden table, and a fleet of Bertoia chairs.
The dining room of a family house in London features a terra cotta "carpet" of turquoise and green cement tiles that rests beneath a table made of wood sourced from a school science laboratory. The nearby kitchen island is a mahogany museum display case now topped with salvaged iroko hardwood and adapted to hold a sink and washer.
A San Francisco apartment in a converted garage features original raw concrete walls tempered by blackened steel, white-oak flooring, and bush-hammered Carrara marble.
After living in her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania for seven years, Eve Metzger and her husband, architect Michael Metzger, decided to give it a loving update. The original brick fireplace remained in the living room and the floor was resurfaced with fence boards that had penned in horses when Metzger was a child. Meanwhile, the staircase's angled steel beams and stainless steel cables create a visual transition from the cozy first-level to the more modern second-floor.
Nicknamed the "Scrap House," metal broker S.J. Sherbanuk's Ontario home is covered in galvanized-steel siding, and features interior walls made of the same material. The dining room features concrete flooring and a Douglas fir table cut from planks found in the Toronto warehouse of a forestry company.
Suzanne and Sergio Feld renovated their previously dark and cramped kitchen in the style of a neighborhood bistro. The new kitchen is laced with industrial touches like laboratory faucets, glass pendant lamps, and stainless steel appliances. Warmer materials balance the atmosphere: a fireclay farm sink made in England, fir floors, Carrara marble counters, walnut shelving, and an old English butcher's block.