A small deck extends the living space outdoors and offers a tranquil retreat that lets the homeowners take in the beautiful hilly landscape and the lush green garden. Responding to the environmental needs of the area and keeping construction time and cost down to a minimum were project priorities.
Whether you want to give your kitchen wonderful daytime illumination or wish to bring the sky and stars into the bedroom skylights get the job done with ease. The many advantages of conventional skylights and light tubes are well known to many of our readers already but why not take this a step further with cool walk-on skylights?! Nestled in an affluent neighborhood of London this gorgeous showcases the design flexibility offered by walk-on skylights even when it comes to renovating and extending classic heritage homes.
The latest extension also brought along with it a revamped kitchen and guest room that embrace a neutral color scheme while the rest of the cottage offers ample opportunity for the homeowners to display their wide art collection.
Originally built in the 1930s and extended in the 1970s in Australia was in urgent need of a modern revamp that facilitated the modern lifestyle of its young owners. Turning this mundane and poorly planned home into a breezy modern delight filled with ample natural lighting are the creative folks from Freedman White who redefined the floor plan to transform the house into a more kid-friendly setting. The old laundry space evolved into the new open plan living area that is connected with the rumpus room dining area and of course the lovely yard.
On the lower level of the house one finds the living area along with the kitchen dining space and a Zen-style nook next to the staircase that also holds an indoor tree. Additional bedrooms and storage spaces make up the rear part of the ground floor with the first floor holding the master bedroom and study. Skylights that usher in a flood of natural light and smart artificial lighting complete an exquisite home where ergonomics and frugality take precedence over outlandish style and aesthetics!
But that is where the similarities end as the new house was crafted using revolutionary developed by ETH Zurich which can be filled with different materials to change the level of insulation! The hollow wooden blocks are not the only planet-friendly feature here and you can also see reclaimed wood and other materials from the old house being reused to cut down on both wastage and construction costs.
Not too far away from the famous the townhouse seems to embrace the charm and essence of life in New York City even while bringing together vintage and modern design elements in a fluid fashion. Original millwork along with a custom living room cabinet adds sculptural style and textural beauty to an interior that is draped in neutral hues.