The weathered and metallic appeal of the Cor-Ten Steel façade does give the lovely residence a uniqueness that draws your attention instantly even as the rest of the house embraces a far more familiar contemporary style.
Designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects the creative private residence is crafted in just glass steel and concrete and the focus here is firmly on the view outside rather than the décor indoors.
Many exceptional and iconic elements of a traditional Javanese house have been brought to this beautiful urban home and reinterpreted to fit in with a more contemporary context. The classic in Javanese homes is altered by creating flatter roof forms but the design essentially remains inspired by the older homes in the region.
Nestled atop a hill and overlooking a breathtaking landscape the striking contemporary home stands out visually from the front even as its green roof allows it to blend into the natural landscape. And seeming to float over the hillside is the amazing pool that also comes with a cool solar deck covering!
Built in 1962 the house was too crowded visually unengaging and uninspiring for its new owners who turned to Klopf Architecture for help. The idea behind the complete makeover was to give the home a new contemporary and cheerful ambiance while retaining as much ‘Eichler flavor’ as possible.
Infusing an already inviting yet outdated and dark house on a farm with modernity and a cheerful bliss is what Juma Architects did with the gorgeous . The beautiful Belgian home was transformed into its current form by opening up its crowded interior and connecting with the beautiful landscape outside.
One of the many highlights inside this renovated home is the modern kitchen with its lovely wooden cabinets that anchor the space even as a remarkable backsplash steals the spotlight. Call it eclectic transitional modern or San Francisco-Chic; Cumberland Street Residence has an undeniable style of its own!