The top floor houses a home library a master suite a family room and another study. The interiors exude a classy elegant appeal with timeless decor additions like the Moooi Random lights and the Eames Molded Plastic chairs. The transformation from a pre-war cottage to a contemporary residence is so amazing that the unsuspecting would never even have a clue!
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 fine balancing act between giving a classic home a gorgeous contemporary extension yet keeping the aura of the original structure intact is indeed a tricky affair. Located in the saw the addition of a savvy and practical modern living space to an existing double fronted. While the street façade of the original house was kept intact the new extension took shape in the rear taking maximum advantage of every inch of available space.
Nestled on a sturdy steel structure the glass top of the pergola lends visual lightness while allowing the family to dine and relax outside. Most modern pergolas are capable of turning the outdoors into a full-fledged living space on its own with the help of the right decor and this glassy delight takes it to a whole new level with its sleek aesthetic form.
The adjoining dining area also grabs your attention thanks to the amazing textured wall that makes up the backdrop and a sleek two-sided fireplace that also serves as a sunken lounge on the other side! A contemporary kitchen master suite and a private outdoor courtyard complete this level.
Summer is not the time that we tend to think about ski resorts and mountain retreats. However that mindset is only limited to those who live in regions of the world where summer is a welcome break from the chill. If you happen to stay in a city with blistering hot summers then it is the perfect time to take a break and seek shelter in a mountain retreat!
Crafted by architect Stuart Sampley this gorgeous home welcomes you with a sunken living room that allows you to escape the midday Texas heat with a quick refreshing nap. The sunken space also offers ample privacy and gives the interior an air of luxury.