On the passive side of things you have smart orientation that heats and cools the house in a natural fashion a roof deck and upper level multi-purpose studio that brings in plenty of natural light and a small garden that allows the homeowners create their own urban oasis. Recycled materials a fabulous kitchen with a dark backdrop and modern décor make sure that this once dreary and aging house now has a vibrant contemporary vibe.
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!
Step in and it is a more classic Japanese style that takes over. Warm wooden tones can be found everywhere with an open living area connected to the central courtyard outside. A small wooden deck extends the living room outside while sliding doors delineate space and offer privacy when needed.
A flood of natural light illuminates various rooms of the house cutting back on the need for artificial lighting during daytime. Minimal décor built-in wooden benches and a neutral color palette create a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.
A thin wrap-around porch welcomes you at the house and as you step in the main living area that sits above ground charms with its fabulous blend of modern finishes and iconic midcentury modern décor.
The exposed steel beams and concrete surfaces inside the house are carefully balanced using a warm wooden flooring and custom stone walls that add even more textural contrast to the elegant urban home.