As a true creative Nicola Parente’s artistic skill spans beyond paintings, photography, installations and sculpture. In 2014-2015 Parente designed a home from beginning to end without the use of an architect. The home captures the essence of modern day living. Inspired by contempoary architecture, Parente brings an open concept and minimalist detailing to his metal building and interior design. A forty-foot breezeway joins the main house and guest quarters. According to Parente, “I wanted to create an industrial modern design that would showcase an art collection while still providing warm, livable space. Details like concrete floors, zero trim doors, floor to ceiling sculptural steel door, and zero landscaping sculpture gardens, give the house a contemporary European flair.”

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