For over 15 years, James Mohn Architect, PC, has realized residential and commercial commissions in New York City, the Hamptons, Washington DC, Chicago, Connecticut and Florida. The firms’hallmark is a sensitive blend of contemporary and traditional styles geared to make clients comfortable and satisfied at their luxury homes and at the office.
Today let´s focus on the Top 6 Luxury homes created by this amazing architecture firm.
Long Island Sound, Greenport, NY.
The second floor of this 1970s upside-down house was demolished and completely rebuilt during an extensive renovation. The folded planes of the new roof were inspired by the movement of water. Designed to capture spectacular sunset views over Long Island Sound, the expansive windows give the house a clearly Modernist vocabulary. Interior surfaces emphasize organic materials like wood, slate and quartzite. The character of this weekend retreat is strongly influenced by the owner’s collection of contemporary Japanese art.
Tribeca Loft, New York City.
Located on a quiet Tribeca street, this 4500 square foot loft with 18’ ceilings was gutted and renovated into a luxurious 2 bedroom living and entertaining space. Borrowing an idea from ancient Roman villas, all rooms were organized around a central atrium crowned by a massive 19th century-style skylight. At the atrium’s center, a modern glass and steel stair connects living space to a 2000 square foot of roof-top garden.
Upper East Side Duplex, New York City.
Designed for a family of five, this Upper East Side luxury apartment was originally 3 separate units. Taking advantage of the building’s original 16 foot ceilings were used to full advantage to create dramatic interior spaces for living and entertaining. Expansive wall surfaces allow the owner’s collection of large canvases to be prominently featured. A modern stair of stainless steel and oak connects the primary living space to a mezzanine intended for relaxation and playtime. Custom designed upholstery is proportioned to optimize space and provide maximum comfort.
Shelter Island, NY.
This modern country house, designed from the ground-up for a young family of 4, is discretely tucked away on a large tract of wooded Shelter Island land. The design of the house was strongly influenced by owner’s intense interest in the Prairie School of architecture. The house is built from basic materials easily acquired from local sources. All exterior surfaces are wrapped with cedar with the exception of the long vertical planes defining the center of the house, which are clad in standing-seam copper. Waxed mahogany paneling and cork floors mix with organic materials like terrazzo and bluestone to form a rich interior palette.
The Hamptons, Shelter Island, NY.
A complete renovation of a 19th century farmhouse that originally functioned as working dairy, the building’s original service wing was demolished and replaced by a new two-story addition containing a large kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, bathroom and study. While faithful to the house’s place in history, the new wing offers moments of modernity like the oversized apex window in the master bedroom and corner windows in the dining room, which flood interior spaces with light.
Tribeca Loft 2, New York City.
Located on the top floor of a turn of the century industrial building, this loft space was completely reconfigured to suit the needs of a family of five.
A 40 foot gallery space leads to a generously proportioned living and dining room and kitchen. Unusually high ceilings afforded the opportunity to install dramatic metal and glass French doors opening onto a private terrace.
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