Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

As a New Yorker and an interior designer I’m constantly looking at real estate. I’m always on the lookout for small spaces, large spaces hidden in unassuming buildings, hidden gems and beautifully designed homes. I was thrilled to receive The Urban House by Rob Broadhurst, which features several urban homes located in cities around the world. The book feels as though it was written just for me! It’s a compilation of several city homes and is filled with gorgeous details and tiny surprises.

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

The Urban House is a carefully curated book that contains 25 residential city spaces. All are modern and innovative and will shape how we see future city living. Some are designed with cutting edge technology, many showcase new ways of carving out spaces originally designed for another purpose, and some are environmentally friendly.

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

New York, New York

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

Venice, California

I was pleased to see that Broadhurst included both noted architects such as Richard Meier, Andrée Putman, and Annabelle Selldorf, as well as emergent talents like Barbara Bestor and Messana O’Rorke.

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

San Sebastian, Spain

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

New York, New York

I was also excited to see homes located in large cities around the world, as well as a few medium sized cities such as San Sebastian, Spain, Ghent, and Rotterdam. These towns hold a special place in my heart as they are filled with beautiful architecture and immersed with culture. By sharing the modern marvels located in these towns, which are typically seen as traditional, Broadhurst is highlighting the future of modern architecture in modern cities.

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

New York, New York

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

Venice, California

If you are a lover of architecture, a lover of modern design or a person who loves to travel and see the world, this book is for you. It’s certainly for me, as I can’t stop flipping through it! After weeks of reading this book and looking at the homes I’m still finding details I overlooked earlier.

Book Review: The Urban House by Ron Broadhurst

Brooklyn, New York

If you are a fan of The Urban House, you may be interested in Broadhurst’s previous books Houses: Modern Natural/Natural Modern and Next Houses: Architecture for the Twenty-First Century.

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