The ground floor is spread across different levels with the kitchen dining area and family room opening up toward the pool outside. A grotto waterfall a green landscape and a relaxing hot tub complete this level with the private quarters being housed on the top floors.
Spread across three different levels each floor of the house opens up to the lovely backyard and genuinely seems like a natural extension of the previous level. The ground floor features a home gym spa game room laundry and the nanny quarters. The first level houses the master bedroom and bath along with two other bedrooms and the guest rooms. A terrace hot tub accessible through the master suite adds to the opulence of the home.
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.
Connected with the courtyard outside in a seamless fashion the house lets in ample natural ventilation along with smart pendant lighting to drive away any dark corners. Elegant and serene the is all about the smart use of natural materials!
It also sets the tone for the rest of the interior which embraces revamped insulation making the house far more energy-efficient. The extensive use of glass also ushers in ample natural ventilation enlivening the other rooms of the house as well.
While respecting the design of the original structure and its overall form the extension project added a full floor a front and a rear wing that were more modern in design. One of the defining traits of the residence is the use of custom-made operable louvers that usher in ample light both inside the living spaces and in the bathroom. The outdoor courtyard is visually connected with the indoors thanks to the sliding glass doors while a monochromatic color scheme in black and white keeps the home uncluttered and elegant.
One of the hardest things to do is to create a home that conforms to the contemporary style of design and yet has a relaxing and inviting ambiance. Often in a quest for that picture-perfect look homeowners tend to ignore the ‘livability’ factor of a house.