Curved glass doors and a different flooring in each of the rooms ensures that you still feel like transitioning from one room to another. If you have kids around and wish to keep an eye on them at all times then an idea like this is great for the home office or the playroom as well. It surely beats those boring old walls in white!
Sunlight and an undisturbed flow between the different rooms of the house was one of the main factors that defined the new interior. With bedrooms on the top level completely sheltered from the active life on lower level the house combines two contrasting aspects with great balance and fluidity.
Passive heating and cooling were used to create a more thermally stable interior that did not rely on artificial heating and cooling systems while a flood of natural light cuts back the necessity of artificial lighting during daytime. A new mezzanine level with skylights brings additional ventilation even as an efficient and space-savvy workspace sits snugly below.
The non-intrusive renovation and extension project relied on a new rear addition with twin roofs to give the backyard a distinct identity even while delineating the living area from kitchen and dining.
It is the playful pitched roof of the house that steals the show and draws your attention almost instantly even as the gray exterior of the residence gives it a contemporary and polished aura.
Giving a heritage house a modern facelift is a task that demands both considerable care and ingenuity. On one hand the street façade of these timeless homes needs to be preserved and enhanced while the interior demands a complete transformation one which ushers in freshness and practicality.