Concrete Block House By The Lake

Gorgeous family weekend home built by architect Tom Kundig who states “These materials age well oxidising steel behaves like weathered tree bark, and the concrete block wall in time will be populated with mosses and lichens.”



Grey Stained Wood Floors

Stunning grey stained hard wood floors.


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Table and Fireplace

Farmhouse rustic styled table with stools in front of a big fireplace – gorgeous!

farmhouse style kitchen

Moroccan Green and Gold

Gorgeous Moroccan styled sitting area by the fireplace. Green walls, amazing detailed mirror, high ceilings and ornate golden arches by American architect Stuart Church.


Jenna Lyons Home

Creative Director and president of J.Crew; Jenna Lyons really knows something about style. Her home is the epitome of chic and sophistication all done in a dark, masculine style. Lots of black, white and dark wood and so many antlers and fireplaces. This house has been in many publications and recently been put on the market.

Jenna Lyons is selling her stunning and widely-publishedPark Slope townhouse. The stylish, well-decorated four-story 1880′s Brooklyn home once graced the cover of the now-defunct Domino magazine and a slew of other design-obsessed publications. According to Curbed, the sale of the townhouse is prompted by Lyons’ divorce from her artist husband Vincent Mazeau, with whom she bought the house with in 2004 for $1,300,000.

Now listed for $3,750,000, the spectacular North Slope townhouse, at 20’ wide with 4 stories plus a finished cellar, has been impeccably renovated to perfection. Every modern amenity has been added, while a complete restoration has preserved the integrity of the home’s original details. An open double parlor, beautiful (but not fussy) plaster cornices and medallions, aged pine floors, and 7 restored limestone mantels are just a few of the special details of this magnificent house. The casually chic home boasts 7 bedrooms, 3.5 luxuriously appointed baths, an eat-in cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, large private terrace off the master bedroom and a cellar that has been converted to a media room for entertaining. The ground-up renovation includes all new mechanicals, electric and plumbing, new rear façade and roof. The house has a landscaped, irrigated South facing rear garden anchored by a mature Dogwood tree. The property is currently set up as a 2-family residence with renovated garden rental apartment.

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This home was published in the November 2008 issue of Domino and the September 2009 issue of Livingetc both times shot by photographer Melanie Acevedo. Some images from  Levenson McDavid Architects .

Loving how the color scheme and façade style of this home is carried into ever crevice of this house.

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jenna lyons entrance

jenna lyons home foyer

Gorgeous dark timber floorboards with antler decorating the walls.

antlers on walls dark wooden floorboards dining room with fireplace

living etc jenna lyons dining room

living etc jenna lyons dining room


A splash of yellow is added o the lounge room.

masculine style lounge room with fireplace

domino lounge room

The amazing industrial style kitchen mixed with a masculine vintage/ urban feel.

black and white kitchen



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sitting kitchen-style

Gorgeous armchairs nestled in a bay window, a great place to read and relax.

kitchen seating-bay-window

kitchen seating-bay-window

The main bedroom with it’s black painted walls and fireplace.

black and white bedroom with black walls




A closer look at the stylish fireplace and mantel in the bedroom.

fireplace black wall

fireplace black wall

A view of the en-suite bathroom from the bedroom.

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The gorgeous dark bathroom with black tub and amazing parquetry flooring.

black bathroom

The amazing dresser, a dream for anyone to have as many shoes as that!



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living etc jenna lyons-dressing-room

And the nursery/ kids bedroom where the color yellow makes a re-emergence to add some cheer.