While the smart makeover leaves the street elevation of the home untouched a clever change in the floor plan of the existing structure gives the formal living room and the existing bedrooms a new lease on life. A new addition in the rear acts as the heart and soul of the revamped home as it blurs the line between the contemporary living zone and the garden outside.
The design of the Black House Blues and its remote location allows the residents to play their favorite tracks loudly while the large living area integrated with the top level lets them enjoy the songs from every corner of the home.
Our choices in home design are often influenced by nostalgia the neighborhood that we grew up and live in and of course the architects and artists who touched our lives. Having spent most of their lives in New York in a period when ‘loft renovations with distinct industrial style’ were the hip trend this retired couple wanted a similar residence in Oregon.
The open plan living area contains the dining room a distinct concrete fireplace a beautiful kitchen with open shelves and of course a large living zone. The addition of huge windows brings in ample natural ventilation while principles of ‘adaptive reuse’ employed throughout the home make use of every available resource.
The relaxing outdoor lounge offers additional seating options even as specially crafted white panels keep away any prying eyes. The entire residence has a cheerful modern and calming ambiance that is accentuated by clever ambient lighting. Interesting wall art books and accessories bring color to a space that is otherwise clad largely in white and gray.
Wood also plays a pivotal role in the curated decor choices as color is kept to a bare minimum inside the lovely escape. Of course with such a spellbinding backdrop one hardly needs any additional color to brighten the setting! The mature next to the home and the distant islands turn the into one of those picture-perfect getaways that New Zealand is renowned for across the globe.
A small seaside hill with a rugged coastline on one side and tall mountains on the other a vantage point that lets you soak in the panoramic landscape and a gorgeous holiday home with an air of breezy elegance; the in New Zealand plays host to a truly memorable summer!