The idea of giving an aging a modern revamp is something that we see catching on among homeowners across the globe. Some opt for the renovation because their home urgently needs one and others long for an aesthetic makeover that gives their house a more contemporary context.
Looking over a breathtaking valley as you enjoy your early morning cup of coffee or a simple stroll on the deck late evening sounds like an amazing way to spend the day. Promising just that is the beautiful in Vollèges with a backdrop that is simply jaw-dropping!
A retaining wall covered in corten panels not only gives the sunken courtyard a unique visual but also helps with the passive heating of the house and keeps it warm both during daytime and at night.
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.
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.
Slanting roof forms give the façade another unique feature while functional arrangement of spaces inside the house makes life much easier. A wooden deck outside extends the living area outside while an area originally designated for the garage has been turned into a beautiful home office that also serves as an additional guest room.
Inside the home minimalism takes over with brick walls and neutral hues holding sway. Glass and wooden partitions throughout the house help filter in sunlight and a new floor plan transform the once closed house into an inviting and cheerful vibe.
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.