Today's phase three home? Yeah......it's definitely not your mother's empty nest.
Case in point: This luxurious San Francisco high-rise in Russian Hill.
Here, empty nesters transitioned from a traditional family home to a gorgeous contemporary space---loaded with high-end finishes and to-die-for floor to ceiling views--that complements their current life, and lifestyle.
Featured in Houzz, this hip, elegant "downsize" is tailor-made for a fresh start. Take a look at some of the exceptional design elements that helped create this modern, yet warm and inviting, home in the sky.
the floor planThis spectacular open layout encourages natural light to flow throughout the house and maximizes the true stars of this home: The views of the city skyline and bay bridge. The kitchen's dark, streamlined cabinetry and granite countertops add an industrial vibe, and virtually "disappear" to keep the focus on those beautiful, long sightlines.
the lighting Recessed lights help to accentuate a home's special features, such as its architecture or in this case, the couple's collection of art. Strategically placed lighting "adds another dimension" and draws your eye forward.
the divider Custom cabinetry adds texture, interest and storage and helps to create inner rooms with their own distinct personality---what a fabulous design feature for anyone who's a fan of open floor plans but craves the privacy of individual space. Perfect for entertaining.
the clean, crisp lines & calming neutrals The bedroom's subtle textures and color palette accentuate the peaceful, zen-like atmosphere, allowing the furnishings and decor to step aside... making that extraordinary view the focal point. I love how this large soft-black built-in adds storage but blends into the room, keeping the bedroom aesthetic crisp, airy and clean-lined.
High-rise living is just one of the ways phase three homes and lifestyles take on fresh, new personas. How will you define the new downsize? Let me know--I'd love to hear how you're planning to reinvent your home for the next stage of your life!
All photos property of Houzz
Architecture /Construction-Zack l deVito
Original Houzz feature, Erika Ward