By request of the owners of this home I’m restricted from using their names or location – but I can show my pictures – so I’m good with that. As such, for this post I’m calling the woman W and the man M. Yes, I know, original.
From the moment you get to the iron gate blocking their front door from the backyard you can see that this is no ordinary home.
They have a gnome watching out for them. However, whatever expectations the gnome gives you for their home – I doubt you would expect this…
I took so many pictures (over 160) this post will be continued on Wednesday and Friday this week.
There are so many collections and tchochkes and antiques grouped together it’s impossible to take in all of the visual information in one shot. W told me that she has had friends over multiple times who will ask if something is new only to find out that no, it’s been there for years now.
These metal shelves have been allowed to rust, giving them a rough patina. I tried to show it in the pictures, but couldn’t quite capture the texture. Pity.
There isn’t a square meter or yard in this house without something in it.
At this point I’m still in the entryway.
Their living room is huge, but it’s broken down into several small seating areas built specifically towards intimate conversation. I’m ignoring the massive twigs in the gorgeous metal vases.
The back wall of the living room goes out to a patio – but first one has to stop by the bar.
A closeup of a conversation area with Moroccan style seating by the inner patio.
The French doors lead out to a patio in the middle of the home.
The vertical beams are reinforcing the second floor, while the horizontal beams are for show only and are used for stage lights.
The floor of the house is all painted or stained (as in the color mixed in) cement. This industrial look balances the antiques used throughout the home.
Even a half bathroom had a million interesting elements to look at. The drape hiding the standing toilet, the wood beam…
To a cement counter top with a hanging towel rack. I especially liked this because if you’re lacking in space this is a great solution to hang your towels.
The view of the living room from the kitchen (which will be featured on Wednesday.)
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