Charlie Barnett and Associates is a design oriented firm working exclusively in residential architecture. Our projects encompass a wide range of styles connected through a common goal of creating contextually appropriate, timeless buildings that are tastefully executed. Every commission is regarded from a unique perspective taking into consideration, context, program, budget and schedule. A keen understanding of process and many years of experience allow us to help clients through every aspect of planning and executing their projects. We see buildings as part of the landscape and believe the best long-term solution to sustainability is creating designs that will endure.
By looking to historical precedents for inspiration, we seek solutions that incorporate local materials, forms and proportions. Following a philosophy of “less is more”, our goal is to create homes that will remain timeless classics for decades to come. Our projects are artfully sited to incorporate natural surroundings and take advantage of the local climate and opportunities for outdoor living. We listen to our client’s needs and desires and collaborate on an appropriate solution rather than impose a particular style or philosophy.
Recently listed and sold by Sotheby’s for $8.5 million, this contemporary Canadian chalet features a dramatic entry, lined by towering stone walls, a modern metal and wood staircase and water fountains. Around the fountains’ pool, dark tiles have delicately been laid to form its edges. Inside the front doors, an animal skin rug greets visitors, while a […]
It’s difficult to believe that this penthouse was built in the 1920’s with its ultra modern interior and immaculate attention to detail, it looks very much the styling of the 21st century. London architect John Pawson has taken this 90 year old penthouse and transformed it into a minimalists dream. This construction boasts large brushed […]
Well lived in and often used, this sprightly home in Miami successfully uses a warm, monotone palette to highlight its space, structure and modern elegance. The home office has been arranged to focus on a white work table flanked by four white rolling office chairs. Light wood shelves hang high, lined in a bright, cheerful […]
When the owners of a quaint Brazilian apartment contacted Mauricio Arruda Arquitetos & Designers, no one was certain of what would develop. While various elements of traditional Brazilian sensibilities are present in the living space, there is a definitive contemporary and European vibe that permeates the home. Colors are combined freely in each and every room […]