There is no shortage of stunning landscape inside the but this magical cabin takes it to a whole new level with its ingenious design that seems to transcend time. The interiors of the cabin are obviously clad in timber and stone and a snug living area filled with decor that matches the laid-back style of the retreat welcomes you gleefully.
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.
Minimal in its own comfortable way the Madison Residence has an aura that is both rustic and modern at the same time. With ample space to entertain guests and host weekend parties the house can quickly transform into a hub of activity and endless fun when needed. With the deft use of bookcases floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets an air of spaciousness defines this lovely Kansas City 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.
Think of in Australia and it is the images of sun sand and surf that come to mind immediately. The bustling neighborhood is obviously renowned for its beaches across the world but today we turn our interest toward the gorgeous redesigned by LSA Architects complete with loads of contemporary flair.
Years of poorly planned additions and modifications to a home that are aimed at short-term fixes can often turn even the most beautiful house into a dingy dark and uncomfortable setting. This was precisely the case with the Grosvenor Street Bungalow that is located in the suburb of before the folks from Dorrington Atcheson Architects decided to give it a lovely modern makeover. The strategy was to turn this congested private residence into a cheerful and ergonomic contemporary home that meets the needs of an urban family.
The elegant forest house has a distinctly contemporary appeal and even though the exterior is draped in black the interior presents a contrasting white picture. A large living area with a smart mezzanine level is at the heart of the residence with minimal decor and warm wooden surfaces adding character and personality to the setting.