Duplexes are wonderful living solutions for urban environments, and this has been acknowledged as of late, the world over, from Manhattan to South Africa, Stockholm to Tokyo. Modern house design trends are especially visible in duplexes that have been remodeled from older dwellings - a two-story apartment in a historic building can receive a new lease on life, thanks to a few well-added design touches here and there.
If you dream of the most elegant accommodation your city can offer, why limit yourself to a single story condo? Be inspired by previous designs, buy two apartments located one on top of the other and create your perfect duplex. There are plenty of successful such homes out there to inspire you.
Also in the Swedish capital, and also capitalizing on the use of white to achieve a spacious feel for an otherwise averagely sized home, this modern house design in Normalm is impressive for its spiraling floating staircase, sleek furnishing and cozy feel. It was remodeled from an older home, as it stands in a 19th century building at the heart of the city's historic district.