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.
A terrace overlooking the garden connects the new addition with the original house and large glass windows along with smart wooden slats ensure that there is an ideal balance between privacy and beautiful views. The backyard becomes an integral part of the living areas on the lower level that features a gorgeous living space a modern kitchen and an eclectic dining space with an accent brick wall. An outdoor lounge and pergola ensure that the homeowners can take the party outside any time of the day while sweeping social areas indoors promote interaction between family members.
The surging wave of sustainable design and eco-conscious homes has seen architects come up with some of the most innovative and amazing homes in the last few years. Hidden partially inside the ground and following the natural contours of a beautiful hill in the this contemporary house is all about being one with nature. Designed by VASHO Studio the house is nestled on the slope of the hill and instead of disturbing the existing canopy it just burrows in and enhances the appeal of the secluded niche.
While the street façade of the house is closed off to keep away any prying eyes the rear of the opens up toward the backyard creating a dynamic relationship between the interior and the outdoors. Wood and glass are the two principle elements that define the exterior of the residence and give it a warm inviting appeal along with a modern sheen. An is tucked beneath the cantilevered master bedroom on the top floor. The lower level holds the dining kitchen and living spaces along with the laundry room and the study area.
Each room flows into the next in a seamless fashion and the use of black and white ensures that there is as little visual fragmentation as possible. A lovely living area a spacious dining space and a modern kitchen occupy the lower level while a compact staircase leads to the study bedroom and the en suite bath on the top floor.
A private courtyard on the lower level allows the homeowners to enjoy a ‘serene sanctuary’ right at home while the top terraces offer amazing views of New York City. Resourceful elegant and ergonomic this trendy transformation pays homage to its glorious past while looking ahead!
A semi-minimal living space kitchen and dining area located on the lower level are connected with the lush green backyard in an unabated fashion while the top level with the bedrooms and the bathrooms provides a serene and personal refuge. Elegant decor additions like the sizzling Caboche Chandelier enliven the home and scenic views of the beautiful lake in the distance help complete this tranquil getaway.