Monday, March 17, 2008

My Dream Home, This Week: The Ultimate Dream!



I am so excited about this post, I could barely wait for Monday to arrive! Every week I write about dream homes; but this house would be the ultimate dream for me. This is the home of my design hero, Vicente Wolf. I have long admired this renovated loft that has been featured in an endless amount of books and magazines. The reason I am including Vicente's home now is because while reading Joni's blog, I discovered that it is now for sale! What?!! In some ways, the idea of it being for sale makes me sad, because I hate to think of someone changing it. Although, I have been dreaming about being able to buy it all weekend. (Yeah, right!)

I love Vicente's style so much, because it is the ultimate in "Eclectic". His ability to combine so many materials and and styles, is amazing. For example, in the bedroom the nightstands are two small tables of two very different periods. This is a classic Wolf technique. The look is so dynamic and yet, never outlandish or in your face. Joni pointed out another Wolf detail, which is the over-sized mirror. He uses large mirrors very regularly, because they give rooms a lot of breathing room.
Oh, I am so excited to post this house, because it really is such an inspiration to me. And, it can be all mine for a mere $5,400,000.00...woohoo!

12 comments:

LondonCalling said...

I can see why you love it:)

caroline : my pocket said...

Great choice Carolina - I love it! All the open spaces, bright, clean white and wood. Beautiful :) Hope you are well xoxo

Freshly Found said...

Mmm! It is a lovely place! He really does have a talent for combining different style and making them look good together.

Paloma said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Carolina Eclectic said...

Thanks for all the great comments. If we all pool our money, maybe we could all move in. Who's up for it?

amy purple said...

what a great room divider!

About Emily... said...

I love the table under the table in the last photo!! What an interesting look!

Patricia Gray said...

This is one of my favourite Wolfe designs and I also saw it on Joni's posting and somehow the magic is gone to think of the furniture being moved out and someone changing the space.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Amy: It is sooo nice.
Emily: I think that is one of Vicente's most interesting looks.
Patricia: I know its sad to think that this home is for sale. I guess its become iconic, and I never imagined it changing.

House & Life said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous interiors!!

Carolina Eclectic said...

House and Life: Hi! It is wonderful, isn't it?