But it is the new glass and timber ‘box-shaped addition’ in the rear that truly transforms this old structure and gives it a sparkling new lease on life. This contemporary pavilion contains the new living area kitchen and dining room and opens up towards the gorgeous garden outside.
But a couple in complete love with Blues decided that their entire house would be shaped by this obsession and the is a result of that undying love! Crafted by Studija Archispektras the gorgeous modern home is located in a tiny village called in and is surrounded by a lush green forest. Yet it is the home’s unique exterior that ends up stealing the show.
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 makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.
A unique dining space snugly rests between them and features a beautiful window that brings a hint of greenery into the contemporary home. A large bookshelf wall that flanks the staircase completes the setting.
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.
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.