Hot Haverland House Tour & IKEA Follow Up

Hot Haverland House Tour & IKEA Follow Up

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 5, 2008


Yesterday was a big day. Tammy sent in a link to a room that we sort of recognized and couldn't figure out why. We featured it in Roomarks, a new thing we're doing where people send in photos of their favorite rooms. Turns out, we blogged it back in 2004 before it was fully finished inside!...

She also sent me a link to the architect's website with even more pics. This turned out to be Michael Haverland, and the house is the one that he built for himself out in East Hampton. I went and collected up all the pics and put them into

to make it easy to see. The house has the coolest structural windows I've seen in a long time, and the overall plan is reminiscent of France circa WWII, not New York 2008. The interior design is high end Jonathan Adler and goes beyond funky. I urge you to take the tour and then check out Michael Haverland's other work.


Meanwhile, I got a whole bunch of great response to the email yesterday
with my own IKEA classic faves. Here are some more recommendations:

  • Sarah N. - Must include the Norrebo series. We've got 3 in our circa 1000sf home, and love them. Solid wood, modular, open, beautiful and sturdy.
  • Olga P. - The Lack shelving unit. I have this in green & use it in the horizontal position as a tv stand.
  • Charlotte Mc. - I agree with all of your choices and add the pot lid rack/holder [Grundtal?]. I can't remember the name but it is perfect to hold magazines, towels, etc. Love it!

  • Andrea N. - As an IKEA devotee, I own numerous favorites. I wrote a little IKEA manifesto of sorts on my tumblr, inner sanctum. A recent buy is the Stockholm console table, which was featured in a photo on your roomarks page. I love the mid century-inspired design, and the quality is excellent. Very solidly made, with wood veneer and some solid wood parts. The design is versatile, too, and it can be used as a sofa table as well as a console.

    I, too, have Expedit bookcases. I have the narrow ones and turned them on their sides. Unbelievable quality for the price.

    Lastly, I have a Stockholm display cabinet that I got in 1993! (definitely no longer available, haha) It, too, is very solidly built, with wood veneer, and has made it beautifully through 3 moves.

Thanks to all of you!

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