Feeling loft love today…and this one is exquisite. A journey to Italy brings us to the Casa Olivi. This gorgeous minimalist loft was designed in a 300 year old farm house. The breath-taking design was done by Swiss architects Markus Wespi and Jerome de Meuron, who I feel did their finest in keeping the architectural details of this house intact.
I absolutely love the rough stone and brick walls that vault to the second floor. Every room opens out with arched doorways bringing in 360 degrees of lush Italian country-side views. A kitchen so minimal and clean. Unbelievable.
Second floor bedrooms with gorgeous white fixtures and windows that open to the view. Peaceful and lovely. Love the wood beamed ceiling.
One of the best parts about this loft: the outdoor terraces for relaxing and entertaining. And check out the view with those rolling hills. Sigh*
The terrace area features this unique infinity pool…This loft is available for holiday let.
Anyone care to go to Italy with me?
More of this gorgeous loft via Loftenberg
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Tagged decor, design, interior design, interiors, Italian country-side, Italy, living spaces, Loft Love, lofts, minimalist, travel
The fabulous Pineville Tavern in Bucks County Pa will be featured tonight on The Food Network….
via CBS Philly
Posted in In and Around Pennsylvania
Tagged Bucks County, Bucks County Pa, Doylestown, food, Food Network, PA, Pennsylvania, Places in Pennsylvania, taverns, tourism, travel
If you leave your Doylestown apartments and drive around you cannot miss this building because, well, it’s a castle! The Mercer Museum and the Fonthill Museum are creations of Henry C. Mercer (1856-1930) and his creative vision is kept intact by The Bucks County Historical Society. At the museum you can view collections from American daily life preserved with great care, ranging from hand tools to horse-drawn carriages. The six-story concrete castle was erected by Mercer in 1916. Each level of rooms houses its own unique perspective of exhibits, with small alcoves for small exhibits all arranged according to Mercer’s illuminating classifications such as: healing arts, tinsmithing, dairying, illumination, etc. Visitors will view objects in a new way. Before heading back to your Doylestown apartment, be sure to check out the Fonthill, Henry C. Mercer’s home that was built in 1910 which houses Mercer’s famed Moravian tiles produced during the American Arts & Crafts Movement. The Mercer Museum is located at 84 Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. The Michener Art Museum has been called the Art and Soul of Bucks County, Pa. When venturing out of your Doylestown apartment to view some art be sure to visit this museum located on South Pine Street. This museum offers exhibits, events and programs for all ages, as well as creative art classes for families and children. A museum shop is featured and volunteer opportunities are available. Check out their website for more information. Present exhibits include an American Icons photography collection, artist Si Lewen, and abstract painting exhibits. Artwork above: William Schwartz, oil on canvas, “Come to Me All Ye That Are Heavy Laden.”
If you’re not the big museum type, when you head out of your Doylestown apartment you have many other options and The Chapman Gallery on East State Street is perfect. Founded in 1989, the gallery specializes in original artwork and fine prints by Bucks County area artists. The galley exhibits oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, and pottery. They also buy and sell past Pennsylvania Impressionist and New Hope Impressionist paintings.
print by Daniel Garber
The Gallery offers custom framing and restoration of oil paintings, watercolors, and antique picture frames.
The highly informed staff will help you when you venture out of your Doylestown apartment and visit the Chapman Gallery.
For more information check out their website.
If you are a renter in Doylestown Pa, or looking to move to the Bucks County area, visit Apartments I Like for renting and moving information to make your move as easy and stress free as possible. Landlords with available apartments check out the website and list for free!
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Tagged apartments, art, art exhibits, art galleries, Art in Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bucks County Pa, castle, Doylestown, Doylestown apartments, Doylestown Pa, Doylestown Pennsylvania, Henry C. Mercer, Mercer Museum, museums in PA, PA, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania museums, The arts in Doylestown Pa, tourism, travel
It is easy to step out of your Reading apartment and see the sights, and the Reading area has quite a few sights to behold. This picture, taken by Stinkfoot, shows a view of the downtown from a tourist attraction called the Fire Tower. I think I can see my Reading apartment from here….(just kidding!). But a short distance away I find the coolest attraction in the area: The Pagoda.
Love this picture by Ethan Carl. The Pagoda was built near the turn of the century by William Abbott Witman. He hired his friend Charles C. Matz to build this wonderous structure on 10 acres of the southern tip of Mt. Penn.
The Pagoda, when built, was intended to be a luxury hotel. Mr. Witman was inspired by a post-card sent by Matz, and the magestic red brick and tile structure was built in the style of a Shogun Dynasty battle castle. There is nothing else like it in the United States. But Mr. Witman was not granted a license to serve liquor by the state, so the hotel plans never materialized. Instead this feat of architecture stood empty, and eventually fell into the hands of a local bank. The Pagoda then became owned by the City of Reading shortly afterward. It was used as a signaling tower before radio became commonplace. Now it is one of Reading, Pennsylvania’s biggest attractions. Come out of your Reading apartment for a while and drive up to see this one-of-a-kind castle.
There is so much to enjoy living in the Reading community…
Lovely waterways and recreations areas for taking a picnic.
Images by Janet Sobczak.
And in the evening, why not take a short drive north and visit The Christmas Village in Bernville. Leaving your Reading apartment will be a treat any time of the year as this little shopping town boasts of everything with a Christmas theme. Christmas year around – who could want more?!
Enjoy living in your Reading apartment or house and enjoy the wonderful sights in and around Reading, Pa.
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Tagged apartments, attractions, Berks County, Christmas Village, community, inspiration, living, PA, Pennsylvania, Places to visit, Reading apartment, Reading apartments, Reading attractions, Reading community, Reading PA, recreation, shopping, The Pagoda, tourism, travel
London may be voted as one of the most expensive place in the world to live, but the living space is so beautiful….So it may cost you 15 bucks at the cinema, but it’d be worth it. Above is a street in South Kensington, one of the nicest areas of London.
Love this apartment interior….white, fresh, simple, with a touch of elegance…
Exterior of the Dolphin House Apartments…
Living room space….
Mayfair House Apartments on Shepherd Street….
and what is this breath-taking city without its fog….?….
Last image: Skippy.com
Visit: Stuck in London for info on living in London.
Posted in Architecture
Tagged apartments, architecture, decor, design, European Living, interiors, Kensington, living spaces, London, London apartments, London fog, style, tourism, travel
Check out the beautiful architecture from one of the most traveled-to cities in the world… Rome.
With this wondrous city being a major tourist attraction and inhabited by millions of residents, space here, of course, is at a premium. (About $5,000 a month for something really nice…)
If you love art, this is the place to live. As a neighborhood, Piazza Navona’s atmosphere is full of artistry, small boutiques, restaurants and bars, street cafes, and a mix of all age groups. The beauty in architecture refreshes the eye.
Images: www.rome-accom.com and marilyngelfandphoto.com