Once home to modernist architect Barry Dierks, this historic home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea got some functional updates without sacrificing its timeless appeal. One of the biggest parts of the remodel was removing walls on the ground floor to make space for more of an open plan. The hanging steel Gyrofocus Fireplace by Focus gives the living room a unique character. It's flanked by a Delphi sofa from Erik Jørgensen.
A complex of farm buildings from a less than glorious period in Italy’s history is magically transformed. The result? A sophisticated yet kid-friendly Tuscan retreat that seamlessly fuses historical influences with contemporary design.
This 1,292-square-foot split-level apartment, completed in 1995, occupies the top two floors of a building in central Athens. The apartment’s configuration allows for four balconies and panoramic views of the city and its tallest natural feature, Mount Lycabettus.
Architect Francesco Librizzi built the staircase for the Casa G project in Cefalu, an ancient city on the northern coast of Sicily, as a means to slow the ascent, to create stations that infused the interior with life. The oak-and-steel structure, as much a sculpture as a set of stairs, animates the interior of this slender, multi-story building. If you climb the stairs, there are views to match the uniqueness of its design.
Given a fantastic site bordering the Hyblaean Mountains of Southern Sicily, Italian architect Fabrizio Foti imagined this villa, titled Casa M_P, as a bold landmark within a bucolic landscape that stays true to its regional heritage. The living room, sandwiched between the North garden and South courtyards, features operable windows that make for seamless indoor-outdoor living. Tolomeo Mega Parete light fixtures by Artemide hang over the dining and living areas.