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.
A large deck extends this new interior outside and gives the homeowners an opportunity to enjoy the country hillside and its many sights and sounds in an unhindered fashion. Décor inside the home is kept simple and unassuming with modern furniture finding space next to more rustic pieces.
This was done to meet the local building code even while giving the residence an identity of its own. Due to the harsh local weather conditions and cost constraints the house was completed in eight months and the interior feels both cozy and liberating with smart windows framing the scenic landscape outside.
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.
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.
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 new kitchen and dining area in the rear becomes the social zone with stackable folding glass doors connecting this space with the deck and garden outside. The three-level house now feels cheerful modern and yet timeless – a sense of poise that the homeowners longed for!