An extension and renovation project that saw a semi-detached home sitting amidst a row of classic terrace houses in London brings modernity and cheerful elegance to what was once a dark and mundane residence.
The new homeowners of this post war two-story house wanted a contemporary interior that was breezy devoid of unnecessary partitions and featured a rear extension that offered additional living space. Scenario Architecture accomplished this by creating an open sitting area on the lower level with just a fireplace wall separating the reception area from the kitchen.
Some of us find our dream home in the small urban apartment that serves as a simple escape and a place to rest and relax in between all the hard work and partying. Others might prefer a magical escape that is nestled in the heart of unadulterated natural beauty and then there are those who are willing to take up the challenge of renovating an old discarded structure into a new house.
A sculptural staircase with a wooden handrail and copper railings leads to the top level with plush bedrooms and other private spaces. Colorful bathrooms and a series of space-savvy home offices complete a stupendous makeover that seems like the perfect holiday destination and a dream home for those seeking to escape into the heart of the Alps!
Smart eco-friendly design was one of the key constraints that shaped the house with every room of the house enjoying a connection with natural elements. Some of the existing trees on the lot were removed and relocated carefully to ensure that the impact of construction was minimal even as passive heating and cooling techniques reduce reliance on artificial sources. And binding this astounding fusion of styles textures and patterns is undoubtedly the at the heart of the house that steals the show!
To ensure that privacy is not an issue it is the lower level that contains the bedrooms and other living quarters and even here one sees the presence of cleverly placed floor-to-ceiling glass windows to offer a glimpse of the world outside.
Rough weather is the norm here and the entire structure of the cabin has been built to withstand this relentless onslaught from the elements by using redundant sheathing and a strong structural plan. Step inside and warm wooden tones welcome you gleefully and offer a pleasant break from the tough outdoors.