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.
Of course turning an old mill clad in stone into a modern holiday home with understated minimal style does take some work and it is precisely here that WT Architecture stepped in. Transforming the discarded mill into a stylish hub the architects turned to an insulated timber building that was “slotted into the stone structure”.
The nifty idea results in a home that pays rich tribute to the heritage of the existing mill while turning the interior into a modern retreat. The original stone walls were reinforced and restored carefully while the glittering new addition in wood acts as a room-within-a-room and even ends up creating a glazed clerestory! Pine boards and polished concrete define the new floors while construction-grade spruce plywood ends up adding warmth to the walls.
of structures is a trend that is here to stay and many homeowners across the world are quickly starting to understand the many benefits that it offers. This beautiful and innovative in is another example of such creative reuse that not only reduces cost and wastage of materials but pays a befitting tribute to the rich heritage of the structure and the neighborhood in which it sits. Turned into an elegant modern family home by Chris Dyson Architects the revamped warehouse proudly displays its striking brick walls along with curated decor additions that reinforce the vintage setting.
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.
A smart kitchen and dining area along with a family room featuring a dashing pool table complete this level. The bedrooms offer captivating views of the wild outdoors and top-notch insulation keeps away the biting cold outside.
An open plan living area along with the kitchen and the dining area open up towards the large patio outside. Large glass walls and folding glass doors keep the interior constantly connected with the outdoors while sheer curtains provide a clever balance between adequate privacy and a controlled stream of natural light.