Designed by Field Architecture a metal and wood frame anchors the home with glass walls and sliding glass doors connecting the interior with the woods outside. Concrete walls and the entrance and in the kitchen offer more textural contrast while different wildlife species passing through the lot are left undisturbed even as the homeowners enjoy life inside its peaceful confines.
Residents of this gorgeous townhouse in North London were motivated by a bit of both as they turned to LLI Design in order to find a fresh new beginning for their dreary home. The transformation is both cheerful and elegant as Victorian sensibilities were carefully intertwined with modern additions to create a clever balance between both worlds.
is one such lovely contemporary residence that was built for a retired coupled and sits on a lush green lot in United States. The gorgeous house sits on a an elevated platform and offers wonderful views of the scenic oak trees around it; even as a guest house outdoor Zen garden and tennis court are separated by a few of the forty-one oak that are nestled on the site.
An old house that does not make the most of landscape it sits in and the scenery outside – it sounds like an all too familiar story in the world of modern residential structures with some sense of historic past.
Parents’ bedrooms and kids’ spaces are carefully tucked in the rear while the social areas of the house sit at the front. Minimal with clean straight lines and still exuding plenty of warmth this vacation home in Poland offers it all without creating a whole lot of carbon footprint.
But the in Australia gives this familiar story a rustic and cozy twist as its new extension opens up the interior to the scenery outside even while blending in with the stoic Victorian home next to it.
Transition from one zone to the other is seamless and even the outdoors become a part of the interior as extensive glass walls and clerestory windows shape an open and light-filled interior. The color scheme is largely neutral and the focus remains firmly on the scenery outside with a sunken central courtyard adding to the excitement.
The idea was to facilitate a transition from the old to the new rather than a sudden or drastic change of style. Many of the original Victorian elements and fixtures that could be preserved and given a new lease of life were don so without hindering the addition of newer elements and design ideas.