While focusing on architect John C. Henry, I stumbled graciously upon Chateaux de Reves, a phenomenal French Renaissance Manor style mansion. I love the symmetry of the entry, the carved stone, generously sized arches, and the mirrored-shape arched windows. The two towering white columns with Corinthian pilasters that support the covered entry and the oversized key stone set a tone of formality and traditional design. Looking through John Henry's portfolio, evident characteristics of his designs are detail, period accuracy and DETAIL. He gets it right every time.
I love reading articles of small spaces and seeing the beauty that can be achieved in living spaces that force us to strip back to our favorites and our necessities, to simplify. I think that is my favorite word: simplify. Spring reminds me of that, through Spring cleaning and going through drawers of stuff I forgot I had. Remembering what I love and what is important.
Few architectural details can add the caliber of elegance and refinement to home like a leaded glass dome or ceiling. The residential dome pictured here is the Yorkdale, designed for a private residence and measuring 8’ in diameter. Designs are never duplicated and always original as they are handcrafted into a truly unique gem for any discerning homeowner. Solarium Design Group Ltd. has also worked on huge commercial commissions, like the Casino Niagara, but I do think they must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Approximately 1,650 different windowpanes comprise the most highly engineered and complex curtain wall ever constructed in New York City. This glittering menagerie of glass is a design by Architect Jean Nouvel. I must admit, when looking through the residences of 100 11th Avenue, I was struck by the, dare I say, cold environment, but then I realized, it is what it is, a cascading arrangement of chrome, glass and metals creating chic and efficient living in 72 suites.