Designed by Alp’Architecture Sàrl the exterior creates an image of contrasting elements being married in an effortless fashion as the lower level is crafted using masonry and the upper level is built using wood.
The new residence embraces the overall design of the earlier house and you can see a certain to it despite a clear contemporary style. With a stoic steel structure and a roof crafted using Cross Laminated Timber panels this lovely house reinvents the past in its own special way!
Nestled on a lot that makes the most of the gorgeous valley views on offer and the snow-capped mountains in the distance this Swiss home feels both contemporary and classic at the same time. It is the panoramic view outside that brings in the timeless appeal even as the house itself has a more modern inviting vibe.
Shelves cabinets and décor custom crafted using bamboo plywood boards give the interior a further sense of uniqueness while different platforms around the house and elevated deck offer plenty of space for homeowners to spend outdoors. A burnished bronze fireplace in the living area also serves the dining space even as contemporary décor gives it an understated profile.
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.
It is the lower level that houses the living areas along with the kitchen dining space and reading nooks while the top level contains the bedrooms. With a rear façade that completely opens up to the captivating valley views outside this Swiss home takes you closer to nature.
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.
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.