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Washington, D.C. based mostly Schlesinger Associates Architects designed the renovation of the Lassus Residence, which started as a darkish and dated, two-degree, 2,000 sq.-foot-area and was reworked right into a vibrant and distinctive house. Specializing in filling the area with pure lighting, the inside emphasizes open area and volumes making it seem bigger than it truly is.
The primary flooring options an elongated hearth with a marble help peeking out from the correct aspect. The marble is identical materials used on the close by staircase.
The open essential flooring is usually white with a darkish marble column within the middle that hides the required pipes, stacks, and ducts, whereas additionally bringing distinction to the encompassing white.
The kitchen is now open however is outlined by a decrease ceiling peak. The area is modern and clear and feels utterly European.
The previous staircase was hidden, however now, the open stairwell turns into a sculptural focus on the primary flooring.
Contrasting volumes of black and white marble create a wide ranging piece of paintings that’s greater than only a technique of attending to the subsequent flooring.
The second flooring reveals itself round a central glass backbone that divides the general public workplace area from the personal bed room and toilet with out the necessity for doorways. The backbone elements include closets which might be lit from above.
The grasp tub is properly-lit with the assistance of skylights and reflective surfaces. The identical marble is carried into the toilet and units the tone of the enjoyable area.
Additionally they introduced within the contrasting darkish marble as an accent.
Pictures by Paul Warhol and Bruno Lassus.