Renovating an old private house and giving it a new lease on life is a task in which architects often work with many inherent restrictions. The job becomes even more difficult when the home that needs the makeover is a semi-detached villa that is partially connected with its neighbor.
A state-of-the-art kitchen a pantry three stunning bedrooms a master suite and a study encased in glass walls complement the lavish living area perfectly. Smartly designed closets and cabinets that disappear into the walls help keep the home uncluttered.
The two lower levels contain the bedrooms and bathrooms and also seem to provide stunning views of the San Francisco skyline. The most dramatic and recognizable feature of the home is the use of 90 solid wood louvers that were crafted from salvaged Monterey Cypress trees cleared during a recent on-ramp addition to the. Providing privacy and ventilation while adding to the charm of the exterior the louvers steal the show here!
This concrete block provides the home with a stable base and anchors it both structurally and visually. The top levels feature a 3-story glass tower that houses the living areas and the private quarters. A spacious living room dining area and a cool kitchen that is draped in marble and wood are located on the top level and are seamlessly connected with the beautiful terrace.
Yet the real focus of this house is the brilliant array of interior lighting which enhances and harmonizes with the view outside. The day starts off with cool yellows and the bright natural mid-day light soon takes over. The tranquil oranges of the sunset takeover as dusk starts to set in and the night time is lit up by purples and blues of the city skyline in the background even as warm ambient illumination sets the mood
The hustle and bustle of modern urban lifestyle can be taxing and getting away from the rush is what we often do to rest rejuvenate and find that smile which might have taken a backseat due to the daily rigors. While some might love to spend a weekend alone at the spa to rediscover themselves others prefer a quiet trip along with the family to a beautiful cabin away from the concrete jungle. Offering sweeping views of a secluded lake and relaxing ambiance the is all about reconnecting with nature at its unadulterated best!
Combining traditional architectural elements with modern design in Charlevoix Quebec Canada adopts the classic barn silhouette with panache. Designed to take maximum advantage of the lovely views outside that include the in the distance the house is clad in a cloak of wooden goodness.