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.
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.
The interior with its emphasis on a white backdrop and black decor additions almost seems like a fusion between the and Acting as a self-contained home for the parents the older Edwardian structure remains untouched and houses the kids’ spaces and the guest rooms;
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.
Remember the opening shot of the movie ‘Stuart Little’ or even the first few pages of the illustrated book? The story starts off in this traditional townhouse that is sandwiched between tall modern skyscrapers. Narrow townhouses with a classic front façade do have a timeless and nostalgic appeal about them that lures you in almost instantly!
Smooth concrete and beech plywood shape the interiors of the house while lumpy polyurethane foam covered in semi-gloss paint forms the skin of the house on the outside. Large glass windows are a defining trait of the house and let the constantly changing sights and sounds outside become an integral part of the interior.
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.