A single-level Californian Bungalow in the was given a modern and breezy makeover by Davidov Partners Architects even while ensuring that the existing structure was altered in the most minimal way possible.
Offering all that and a lot more are these series of which seem to draw inspiration from the sloping landscape that surrounds them. It is the angled roofs of these modern villas that give them a unique identity even as a wall of glass brings the outdoors inside.
Sustainability and energy-saving features are a key aspect of the renovation with solar panels rainwater collection system adjustable external louvres and smart home automation systems creating a ‘greener and cleaner’ residence.
With décor that barely disturbs the sense of serenity inside the house the new homeowners are bound to appreciate the relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere of the even as they enjoy a view of bustling Istanbul just outside the window!
Despite the extensive use of contrasting materials and rough finishes which include stone steel and concrete the interior has a distinctly modern vibe. Multi-colored stained glass panes on the top level and sliding glass doors on the lower level connect the home with the lush green garden outside even as the double height living and dining area becomes the center of all activity. It is the upper level that holds the bedrooms and bathrooms with the top floor containing a home office solarium and a sauna along with a lovely rooftop garden.
The old backyard building that occupied much the space in the rear was done away with in favor of an open and inviting garden. The kitchen on one side of the home and the living area on the other have direct access to the outdoor sitting area and deck even as a simple and elegant staircase leads to the top level.