If you're a San Francisco resident, chances are you've been graced with the pleasure (does the sarcasm translate here?) of living in a railroad apartment. We've been there, done that and happily moved on from the memories of stepping over the crashed out indie-rockers in our living room to get to the bedroom, the long dark hallways and that ubiquitous window-to-nowhere above the toilet. So when we read that architect Adam Rolston intentionally built a house "shaped like a boxcar", we had to take a second to breathe deep and process.
Of course, Adam's boxcar of a home has about as much in common with those dark apartments as a cantaloupe does with brussel sprouts. Yes, they fit in to the same general category, but Adam's home, though perfectly straightforward, is light, refreshing and bursting with a sense of simple luxury.
He started with the basic concept of a box and then tweaked, stretched and rearranged until it was an open and airy home pulled together by a balanced mixture of vintage, reclaimed and handmade treasures.
Apparently this lovely abode, located in Columbia Country, New York, is merely a weekend retreat for Adam and his partner. We're curious about their Manhattan digs...house tour anyone? Check out the full article in the March Elle Decor. Images: Elle Decor, March 2008 -shayna