Now that the weather is warming up for summer, we're craving interiors that make use of their natural surroundings. The designers of the living rooms below will create a sense of calm and relaxation through using natural materials and maximizing gorgeous views--no matter the time of year.
The minimal-yet-warm living areas at Rock House, a new residential resort in Turks and Caicos designed by AD100 Shawn Henderson, will boast limestone feature walls built from the surrounding cliffs, a muted color palette, light washed wood finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive patios that let the dramatic view of Providenciales’ crystal-clear blue waters speak for itself.
277 Fifth Avenue
At 277 Fifth Avenue, Jeffrey Beers designed warm, living room interiors with a refined palette of natural materials—including white oak floors and kitchen cabinets, Italian marble counters, and custom-designed walnut vanities. Several living rooms in 277 Fifth Avenue’s residences have floor-to-ceiling windows with corner exposures, offering residents stunning views of the East and Hudson Rivers for a greater connection to the outdoors in the Concrete Jungle.
Residence 2646 (Troon Pacific)
Residence 2646’s main living room opens via a disappearing sliding glass wall into a landscaped garden with a sunken outdoor lounge, serving as a true extension of the open, airy space. The Troon Pacific-designed residence features several floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass pocket doors that vanish entirely into the walls, creating five floors of indoor/outdoor living space. Each level boasts balconies with glass railings, extending the rooms into open air and allowing residents to connect with nature on various levels.
Overland Trail Cabin
Overland Trail Cabin’s living room boasts end-to-end, expansive sliding-glass doors, which both connects the indoor and outdoor areas, and allows ample natural daylight to permeate the interior. The second-floor deck, spanning the length of home’s main social spaces, provides the perfect setting to enjoy breathtaking mountain views year-round. Located in the world-renowned Sugar Bowl ski resort, one of the oldest in California, the home was designed by BCV Architecture + Interiors to unite the indoor and outdoor worlds, allowing residents to enjoy an immersive, back-to-nature lifestyle.
Residence 950 (Troon Pacific)
Residence 950 features a stunning living room that seamlessly integrates the indoor and outdoor worlds through the use of massive sliding-glass walls. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Troon Pacific-designed home is a biophilic masterpiece, and residents can enjoy unobstructed Bay and city views from the living room that opens up to a private, .36-acre park-like garden with century-old olive trees, lemon trees and native flowers.
Summit New York
Summit New York, a new luxury rental developed by BLDG Management Co., Inc., (located at 222 East 44th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), boasts floor-to-ceiling windows in all of its residences – painting a surreal backdrop of the city skyline including the East River. Being a trapezoid-shaped building that is not parallel to the street, and is through-block – maximizes these views from every angle and residence. All sides of the building are visible, creating a grand presence.
Alaia Belize residences and oceanfront villas will be curated to celebrate Belize’s outdoor living, blending indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly. Designed to highlight the splendor of its natural surroundings, the living rooms in the residences will be outdoors and oceanfront villas will offer direct access to the pristine white sand beach. Curated by Debora Aguiar (known for her eco-luxury aesthetics) all units will feature repurposed wood, local rustic marbles and stones, textured beige walls, earth-toned hues to complement the awe-inspiring views of the Caribbean Sea.
Turnberry Ocean Club
Nestled on Millionaire’s Row in Sunny Isles Beach, Turnberry Ocean Club’s 154 residences offer flow-through residences with floor to ceiling windows maximizing the views of both the sunrise and sunset. Every residence features a summer kitchen with barbeque grill on the oceanfront terrace. Residence range from $3.9 million to $35 million.
Oceana Bal Harbour
Designed by world-renowned Italian designer, Piero Lissoni, Oceana Bal Harbour’s residences preserve the natural light and connect the interior spaces with the exterior natural flow of the greenery and azure ocean waves. One of the most elite addresses in all of South Florida, Oceana Bal Harbour features 240 artful luxury residences ranging from $3 million to $30 million.
The Shoreline at Solé Mia
Solé Mia’s first two residential towers, the Shoreline offer unprecedented views of South Florida’s ultimate residential amenity, a 7-acre swimmable Crystal Lagoon built to emulate the waters of the Caribbean. The corner units offer wrap-around terraces with views of the lagoon, making every day feel like paradise. The Shoreline’s studio, one, two and three-bedroom residences offer open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious bathrooms and expansive balconies with jaw-dropping views of Laguna Solé, Oleta River State Park, Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean and the Miami skyline.
Dreamy Penthouse designed by Meshberg Group
This dreamy pre-war Brooklyn penthouse (172 N. 10th Street) celebrates the outdoors with bi-fold glass walls opening up to a spacious outdoor rooftop terrace. The century old manufacturing building was transformed into bespoke lofts by celebrated Architect Designer, Meshberg Group, one of the most influential shapers of Brooklyn’s new century.