Combing luxurious and spacious interiors with smart design and the house has the appeal of a serene holiday retreat. The needs of every member of the house were taken into consideration while creating the various rooms spread across three levels and additional guest quarters were incorporated to ensure that the company did not feel left out either! A neutral color scheme is used throughout the residence with white and black dominating the space.
Taking this up gleefully and coming out with flying colors is Shaun Lockyer Architects which has given an old cottage in a bright new lease on life. The transformed and improved Aussie home is now an inviting family residence in a valued neighborhood of the city and combines unhindered city views with ample privacy.
Blending the old with the modern is indeed a tricky task and often renovations and makeovers demand a certain sensitivity towards the existing historic structures. Located in the West Village neighborhood of this fabulous townhouse was first built in and has undergone quite a few changes over the years.
The trendy living room faces the apple tree the relaxing master bedroom the cherry tree the spa-like bathroom faces the peach tree the guest room the silver spruce and the children’s room the walnut tree! Letting the green landscape and nature define the overall appeal and orientation of the house the is indeed all about the outdoors.
Instead of opting for the usual ‘giant glass box’ extension the creative folks from Whiting Architects wanted the latest addition to feel like a revitalized version of the old home that was already in place. Function precedes form inside this monochromatic structure that ensures not an inch of room is wasted with unnecessary corridors and transitional spaces.
The designers of the home wish to dub the typical style that its interiors exude as ‘rural rustic’ and that definitely is not far off from the truth. Yet the genius of its design lies in incorporating these rustic elements and textures without disturbing the overall modern vibe of the space.
Combining this smart indoor-outdoor interplay with a breezy design style that evokes the images of a dreamy summer evening the is all about relaxing in style! Giving the old a contemporary makeover the weekend getaway uses limestone wood and glass in a balanced and beautiful fashion.