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.
The shared living area of the house has a neutral color palette with white and wood shaping the backdrop. The style in here feels like a combination of the minimal and the Scandinavian with a bright blue couch at the heart of it all.
The house itself is a combination of contemporary design and woodsy warmth with straight lines and crisp finishes accentuating modern flair. A central axis of bedrooms within the house makes up the private zone and easily holds the large family of 6 while the exterior spaces serves as living area dining room kitchen and other social zones.
Cleverly built decks around the house along with the garden pool area and other spaces extend the living space outside. A rainwater collection system and host of other planet-friendly features put the final touches on a home that is breezy beautiful and well-lit at all times.
Taking this sustainable movement a step further is the in – a project where Neumann Monson Architects completely transform an abandoned old home into a contemporary residence that is energy-neutral and full of green features. The makeover is truly inspiring with the new house generating enough power for all of the family needs and then some!
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.
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.
The previous house on the lot was originally built in 1960s and was abandoned over time. The structure degenerated to a point where the locals referred to the place as the ‘shack’ before the latest revamp completely altered its appeal.