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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
The terraced-house extension dubbed in was designed by Bureau de Change Architects gives the old residence a brand new interior where the smart kitchen now sits at the front of the house while the social area and dining sits at the rear. It is an infusion of space and style that is organic and captivating!