With the neutral hue of the décor it is the cleverly placed wooden accents and furniture pieces that shine through even as the multiple fireplaces throughout the house make their presence felt.
Designing a home for a retired couple who have spent much of their life travelling around the country is a tough task as it demands a certain sense of freedom coupled with modernity and eclectic charm. The task becomes even trickier when one has to balance the idea of openness with a suburban setting where a busy street sits right next to the home.
A second living area kitchen and bedrooms on the first floor can function as a home for the visiting grandchildren and can be accessed by both the staircase and an elevator.
The mudroom and laundry area are rolled into one with two staircases and an artist’s studio elevating the ambiance to a whole new level. Everything here feels curated and classy with textured walls giving the home a more traditional timeless look
The by Ben Giles Architect accomplishes this with a design that is sensitive to the needs of an elderly couple even as the street noise outside is kept out using a façade that relies on smart acoustics and wooden surfaces.
When it comes to style the interior feels relaxing and modern with a white backdrop giving the living area kitchen and bedrooms a cheerful appeal. A lovely garden and a beautiful little deck put the final touches on this amazing conversion that is clean and contemporary.
Others might prefer a clerestory window to usher in brightness. But the takes a different route with the use of skylights that fill the entire home with plenty of natural light. Revamped by Downie North Architects this 1950’s bungalow in the suburbs of Sydney was given a new floor plan along with a cheerful vibe that alters it entirely.
A single family home in Connecticut this modern residence was given a smart and elegant makeover to usher in light and a sense of cheerful joy. The current owners of the home took plenty of care while expanding it to ensure that the breezy appeal of the interior remained unhindered even as a white and gray color scheme provide a contemporary vibe.