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.
And located at Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada range the in is one of America’s oldest and most beloved getaways. Perched at a height of the by BCV Architects is a beautiful and dreamy retreat where classic design meets modern comforts!
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.
But that is not where the wooden wonder ends as the floorboards made from recycled tallow-wood give the home a hint of green goodness and sustainability. Spread across two spacious levels the living areas are housed on the top floor to ensure that the homeowners can enjoy the best possible views throughout the day.
The ground floor kitchen patio and dining space and the second floor living area are visually connected with the outdoors thanks to this sparkling glass addition. The top three floors house the exquisite master suite along with other private quarters.
The historic city of is arguably one of the most beautiful in all of Europe and its dreamy medieval charm cobbled streets imposing cathedrals and scenic beauty still attract travelers from across the planet. It is only fitting then that the Chameleon House located on the outskirts of the Czech capital draws the inspirations for its contours from the outside!
Renovating and extending a modern home is a task that requires a balance between a respect for the existing structure and an ability to incorporate innovative new spaces. Blending the old with the new is often a hard task but this sparkling in seems to pull off this look with elegance and panache.