The winner of the October HomeByMe Project of the Month is Deadmonkeys3000! Congratulations! Their imagination has been on overtime. Concrete Modern is a stunning use of creativity, Free shapes and the HomeByMe libraries to create a one-of-a-kind home with two spectacular living levels filled with upcycled details. I can’t possibly point out all of the details, so please explore on your own and find your own favorites.
This view is included to give some overall guidance to start the tour. Come back as needed if you get lost.
As you enter the home (blue arrow in image above), you’ll immediately be greeted with a great example of upcycling. A HomeByMe coat stand has been embedded in one Free shape cylinder and a wood seat is provided which is held up by another cylinder.
Directly off of the entryway Deadmonkeys3000 has thoughtfully included a bathroom. The privacy screen is a re-purposed shower door and another Free shape is used for the floor to ceiling accent wall which adds interest to the simple room shape.
Back in the entryway a turn to the left gives you easy access to either floor. Both floors are outstanding, but head down past the more formal living room towards the dining room. The plants under the stairway are corralled in a Free shape “container”. Plants throughout the home are resized and grouped in interesting ways to suit the spot.
The dining set is raised on a Free shape pedestal and is surrounded by plants. Notice the unique floor level window that gives them the light they need.
More plants containers are built into the Free shape wall along with the fireplace. There’s even a comfy corner seating area also created with Free shapes. The glass table helps make the entire area seem more open and inviting.
In the indoor kitchen, the cooktop is built into a resized coffee table that also provides shelves. The round shape certainly helps with easy circulation. The microwave and oven are built into the same wall as the fireplace in the dining room.
The outdoor kitchen and firepit use Free shapes in abundance. The BBQ island is a Free shape with an existing grill embedded to look like it was custom built. A cooktop, cutting board, sink and fridge are also built in. The railings are actually resized bookcases!
When you turn around, you’ll see this fantastic view of the two floor tall atrium. Wow!
A large bedroom continues the use of similar woods throughout the home. Small boxes are mounted on columns for storage and several Free shape accent walls add interest.
Once again plants are used to add texture and color. The beautiful bathroom is behind the bed and is completely fitted out.
To keep ourselves oriented here’s another shot showing the next floor up.
A spacious staircase takes you to the next floor. Resized HomeByMe shelves make beautiful railings. Another plant and flower bed brings the beauty of the outdoors inside. Accent wood panels are used inside and outside of the home to add the type of details that really set a home apart from others.
Continuing the use of plants to add beauty, there is a terrace area for access to the outdoors. Free shapes are used for the planting beds and seating area. What a fantastic place to be on a warm summer evening.
There are plants everywhere you look and huge expanses of glass to add depth to the whole scene. You can enjoy the atrium from above and really appreciate the gorgeous tree as a centerpiece.
The master bedroom has its own fireplace and more beautiful plants. As always, Free shapes are used to create accents to make the space even more appealing.
The complete master bath is behind the plantings. Notice how similar details in different rooms give the home a continuous feeling of comfort – compare the sink treatment here with the indoor kitchen sink area in the first image.
Plants that seem to float in the air add another dramatic effect that you can enjoy from both floors. I’m glad that I don’t have to water them!
So ends our tour of this truly amazing home. Use the ideas shown here to spark your own imagination for upcycling in your own home!
It’s your turn!