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 sequenced brick wall extension in the rear feels like a part of the original structure and does so without trying too hard. Spaces transition from light to dark inside with rough concrete floor leading to smoother surfaces as one moves from one room to another.
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.
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.
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.
Designed by Architect eigen huis and sitting on the edge of castle the gorgeous house is draped entirely in modified wood and offers an escape that is both luxurious and relaxing. Life here comes to a screeching halt as the sights and sounds of the lush green forest next to it takeover.
The transition between the interior and the exterior further facilitates this nature-centric lifestyle with a shaded porch that the homeowners can enjoy both at dawn and dusk. With a pergola structure that consists of mobile slats ventilation on the porch can be controlled easily.