With more that 60 percent of the home powered by solar energy along with heating of the pool and the spa this mountain home is clean green and charismatic in more ways than one!
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.
On the inside it is the kitchen that becomes the new social zone with a dark expansive central island and a breakfast bench next to it at its heart. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring the outdoors inside further while the bedrooms are hidden away from public view.
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.
The two distinct blocks server two entirely different purposes with the east-west section containing the bedrooms and the guest rooms while the north-south block holds the open living area along with the kitchen and dining space.
Designed by Solomon Troup Architects the addition provides a new social setting for the entire family with an open plan kitchen dining area and family area. White is the color of choice in the kitchen as stainless steel surfaces bringing sparkle and pizazz.
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.
A glass extension that gives an aging and classic structure newfound space and aesthetics is all too common in cities across the world; from Melbourne and London to Monaco and Mumbai. But this classic London home takes an entirely different route with a brick extension that effortlessly and aesthetically blends in with the heritage structure.