The is a wonderful example of how smart planning and clever utilization of space can make the most of the limited area available while completely transforming the ambiance of the interior.
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.
On the lower level there is a beautiful living area that seems to flow outdoors into the barbecue zone along with the dining space kitchen family room and laundry. It is the second level that houses the four relaxing bedrooms bathrooms and a study / home office.
But Patrick Jost found a way to still deliver what the homeowners wanted by simply providing a new rear living zone that extends into the backyard as well as a complete alteration of the original interiors that were dark dingy and inconvenient.
The original barn-style roof structure was retained to preserve the traditional vibe while the interior is draped in light gray neutral hues and filled with comfy modern décor to present a contrasting picture. Even the ceiling with its cool white plaster and beeswax finish adds to the polished appeal while large windows bring the scenic outdoors inside.
The floor plan inside was revamped removing unnecessary partitions and creating more room for the new entry living area and other public spaces. The color scheme is neutral with a white backdrop being energized by exposed wooden ceiling beams and rustic surfaces that usher in ample visual and textural contrast.
A new louvre system also helps keep away harsh sunlight on hot summer days while the natural sea breeze cools the house and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Responding to the needs of the site and those of the homeowner this is a home alteration that is pleasing in more ways than one!