The architects from ensured that the classic Victorian-style street façade of the house remained intact along with the bedrooms in the main house. Instead they capitalized on the additional space in the rear and crafted a trendy and contemporary glass extension that now houses the living room kitchen and the spacious dining area.
Simple straight lines and smart cubic structures have become an integral part of contemporary design in the last decade or two and embraces this approach while presenting an interesting textural and visual contrast. Exposed raw concrete walls are combined with large glass walls and wooden slats on the outside to blend the visually heavy elements with lighter elements. This approach also allows the architects to create a series of spaces that alternate between complete privacy and a sense of openness.
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!
The brilliant design of this secluded residence is pretty apparent (even from a distance) as a sturdy concrete lower level is merged with a more inviting and appealing wooden structure on top. This concrete level with arched openings contains the ski-in/ski-out entry sauna ski room laundry and the amazing movie screening area. Inspired by traditional European chalets in the Alps the entire residence embraces a traditional and rustic vibe while blending state-of-the-art facilities with timeless aesthetics.
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!
Large sliding glass doors smart windows and skylights usher in ample ventilation while a cool bedroom in white offers the perfect private sanctuary with framed views of the backyard. An outdoor lounge and beautiful views of the nearby lake make the stay here even more pleasurable.
And yet they all have that typical Aussie flavor with an interior that is rich in varied textures and seamlessly connected with the outdoors. Located in Wandi Australia is a smart private residence that incorporates all these traits that we’ve come to expect from a house. But this ingenious residence built by Webb & Brown-Neaves takes things a step further by brilliantly combining modern and rustic design elements to fashion a home that has a style of its own!