Arched Windows And Vaulted Ceilings Help To Make This A Bright And Open Apartment Interior

Arches in this modern penthouse offer dramatic space for the owner’s art collection and temper the impact of 14-foot ceilings.  #Arches #Architecture #Hallway #VaultedCeiling #HighCeilings #InteriorDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri

dSPACE Studio has designed a modern penthouse apartment in Chicago, Illinois, that started out as a raw space atop a luxury high-rise building.

The French-inspired building has a mansard roof with arched windows and vaulted ceilings.

This French-inspired building has a mansard roof with arched windows and vaulted ceilings. #Architecture
Photography by Tony Soluri

Influenced by these unalterable architectural elements, the interiors expresses the vault detail in ceilings and doorways throughout.


Arches in this modern penthouse offer dramatic space for the owner’s art collection and temper the impact of 14-foot ceilings.  #Arches #Architecture #Hallway #VaultedCeiling #HighCeilings
Photography by Tony Soluri

Arches offer dramatic space for the owner’s art collection and temper the impact of 14-foot ceilings. Dark elements, like a custom-designed steel shelving unit helps to conceal the television in plain sight.


Living Room Ideas - Arches offer dramatic space for the owner’s art collection and temper the impact of 14-foot ceilings. Dark elements, like a custom-designed steel shelving unit, helps to conceal the television in plain sight.  #LivingRoom #Arches #VaultedCeiling #SteelShelving #CustomShelving #Fireplace
Photography by Tony Soluri

The home owner wanted to have an open-plan contemporary residence that maximizes the expansive city and lake views.


Living Room Ideas - This modern living room features minimal furnishings in soft colors, to create a relaxing and calm atmosphere. Arched windows and vaulted ceilings help to keep the space bright and open. #LivingRoomIdeas #ModernInterior #LivingRoom
Photography by Tony Soluri

The designers combined contemporary details with traditional materials. A minimalist reveal is used in place of baseboards, while oversized oak flooring provides a modern reinterpretation of herringbone and compliments the large scale space.


Kitchen Ideas - This modern wood and white kitchen features minimalist oak cabinets that complement the oversized oak flooring. #WoodKitchen #ModernKitchen #KitchenIdeas
Photography by Tony Soluri

Throughout the penthouse, the veneer of the millwork was carefully sourced to match the flooring, and Ruth Johnson Interiors curated the artful furnishings.


Shelving Ideas - This modern penthouse apartment features custom-designed steel shelving that follows the shape of the ceiling and wall. #Shelving #SteelShelving #Bookshelf
Photography by Tony Soluri

Small alcoves, like this one below, has been designated as a music area with a piano and guitar stand.


This modern penthouse has small alcoves, like this one, that has been designated as a music area with a piano and guitar stand. #MusicNook #Alcove #InteriorDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri

In the guest bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling mirror reflects the hidden lighting in the ceiling, and draws attention to the height of the space.


Bathroom Ideas - In this modern guest bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling mirror reflects the hidden lighting in the ceiling, and draws attention to the height of the space. #GuestBathroom #BathroomDesign #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom
Photography by Tony Soluri

Structural challenges influenced the design. The living spaces were located at the perimeter of the penthouse to maximize views, but the utility stacks did not align.

To overcome this challenge, we raised the master suite one step to increase design flexibility and provide clearance to connect the new bathroom to existing plumbing.


This modern penthouse apartment features vaulted ceilings, arched doorways and windows, and oversized oak flooring. #Windows #ArchedDoorway #VaultedCeiling
Photography by Tony Soluri

In the master suite, the wood flooring continues, while a television has been built into the wall opposite the bed.


Bedroom Ideas - In this master suite with vaulted ceilings and arched windows, oversized oak wood flooring covers the floor, while a television has been built into the wall opposite the bed. #BedroomIdeas #ModernBedroom #Windows
Photography by Tony Soluri

In the master bathroom, a freestanding bathtub sits directly in front of a large arched window, while a large vanity and mirror line the wall.


Bathroom Ideas - In this master bathroom, a freestanding bathtub sits directly in front of a large arched window, while a large vanity and mirror line the wall. #ModernBathroom #ArchedWindows #BathroomDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri

In another bathroom, the shower is built into an alcove, allowing the shower door to line up with the wall.


Bathroom Ideas - This modern bathroom has high arches and vaulted ceilings, while the shower has a built-in bench, and the shower door sits flush with the wall. #BathroomDesign #ModernBathroom
Photography by Tony Soluri

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