Despite growing up in Nome, Alaska (yes, how many people can say that?) I am a city girl at heart. I lived briefly in NYC, for an extended time in Chicago, and adored life for several years in San Francisco. How I eventually ended up in suburbia is another story...
However, the city girl in me got a chance to come out for a brief moment this last week while in NYC to tape a segment with Nate Berkus for his new show. While rushing through the city, trying to take in as much as possible during a brief stay, I wondered what it would be like to again live in a bustling city. And wouldn't it be grand indeed, if you were privileged enough to live in some of the spectacular city adobes featured in this week's Ideabook!
If your home is in the city, having a bit of outdoor space is a true luxury, and this NYC terrace is about as great as it gets. Here is a space with ample room for comfortable seating, a fireplace, and a view. Simply wonderful.
Apart from an outdoor space another necessity in a (dream) city home would be a tranquil bedroom, providing relief from the city noise. The muted gold and ivory tones in this San Francisco bedroom embodies calm and the outstanding collection of furniture and accessories continue the mood. Then, to top off the design, a very large and dramatic fixture takes the room to the next level.
Another key component of a city home would be a large living space, ideally open to other areas of the home, preventing one from feeling closed in among the crowds. This family room has those elements. With views of the Empire State building you know where this home is located, but that might be hard to guess if you did not see the view. Filled with light and a sense of airiness, this space defies its location in a city.
Fortunately, I couldn't be happier with the community I live in, otherwise this is a building I would love walking up to and calling home. If I had several spare million that is...
To read the entire Houzz Ideabook showcasing other essential spaces for a dream city home click here. Enjoy your weekend! Janell
All Images from Houzz