Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Architecture Wednesday: Y House

While the Y House is in Turkey, it looks like it could be anywhere … Los Angeles, Sydney, the Hamptons. And it has a feature with which I am currently obsessed; black metal window frames … both inside the house, as in the “wall” between the kitchen and the living room … and as outside windows.

Now, I am not such a fan of all the white, but I love that they mixed it up with stone-work on the walls; the textured plaster walls; the lath ornaments on the ceilings. I love the terrace, and the outside dining area … and the stairs — the house is an upside down house where the master bedroom is on the entrance level and the living areas are one floor down on the garden level.

It does look like it could be anywhere in the world, along some peaceful ocean coastline, but it’s Turkey, and I like it.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

"So are you an architect, Bob?" asked the new kid at your blog.

the dogs' mother said...

In our town they built a whole bunch of 'alphabet' houses during the
war. We lived in a B house and bought an E house. Built with hardwood
floors and tough. A big tree fell on our E house - one shingle was
Gorgeous views and I love the outside :-)

Bob Slatten said...

Not in this lifetime!

Helen Lashbrook said...

Love the house and agree it could do with more colour, but please Bob don't buy in Turkey; the prognosis there is not good at the moment

Anonymous said...

Love the slate walls. Reminds me of the volcanic stone walls in Lanzarote.