The townhouse revamp brings together the old and the new and gives the home spread across several levels a more modern appeal. Yet the ambiance of the interior is distinctly industrial with glass metal and brick being used heavily throughout.
With an almost industrial approach to design ergonomics and passive heating and cooling techniques that cut down on energy consumption take precedence here. Clean straight lines give the home a contemporary look while the social zones the public areas and even the bedrooms on the top level open up towards the gorgeous backyard and pool area. It is this landscape that defines the overall form of the house and with a concrete pool deck visually extending the living space outdoors there is plenty of opportunity created for fun family time.
A walk-on roof light was used to get this task accomplished while cleverly placed timber screens add to the privacy of the courtyard itself. Inside the home large windows exposed brick walls and steel framed doors constantly remind us of the structure’s past.
The lower level of the house contains the living space multiple workstations and a gorgeous kitchen with a versatile island at its heart. With two bedrooms and bathrooms the focus here is firmly on making the best use of the available space while ensuring that one room flows into another effortlessly. Thanks to the large glass windows the outdoors become a part of the interior even as the neutral color scheme lets pops of curated red shine through.
Renovating classic homes from a distinct era that have a unique style of their own is indeed a hard task at the best of times. Transforming such structures into a modern family home requires a careful balancing act that combines sensitivity towards the past and a vision for the future.
Complete with a spacious wooden deck that sits next to the new living area the classy extension seems to blend in with the old existing structure of the family home. Oak flooring ply ceilings glass walls and large stacked glass doors give the revitalized interior a breezy casual aura and the flood of natural light also brings along with it cozy warmth during cold winter months.
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