A major part of the charming renovation involved the complete makeover of the rear of the warehouse which saw the removal of an existing shed to clear out some space for a private courtyard. This space not only offers a small quiet retreat for the residents but also enlivens the ground floor study by bringing in a flood of natural light.
If the exterior seems delightfully disjointed in aesthetics the interior presents a contrasting picture with sleek modern design a neutral color palette and clean straight lines. A lovely atrium welcomes you indoors and a large skylight above brings in plenty of natural light providing the perfect environment for the interior bamboo garden.
Designed by Herbst Architects as a dedicated holiday home that is only used in summers the lovely structure in stone and wood is open to the rugged landscape outside. With two covered platforms that hold the outdoor dining area barbecue corner and a relaxing lounge the emphasis here is firmly on the captivating views outside.
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.
A white brick wall with a two-sided fireplace stands as a curious focal point in the contemporary setting while a sleek staircase with floating wooden steps leads to the top level with private quarters. A fabulous use of accent colors curated decor additions interesting finishes and ample natural ventilation combine to transform this residence into an exceptional showstopper.
A four-story staircase with a skylight above brings in ample natural ventilation while reclaimed wood flooring and energy- and waste-saving strategies cut down on the home’s overall carbon footprint. Plenty of natural greenery around the home along with an efficient heating and cooling system further cuts down on energy consumption.
Designed by Mckimm the house boasts a structure and a stripped-down interior that are both defined by concrete and steel. Yet the clever use of American oak along with other materials such as marble and stone give the home an intriguing and inviting ambiance.