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.
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.
But it is also the setting to some of the most beautiful panoramic scenery that one will ever come across and sits on a small chunk of this natural paradise. Nestled next to the tranquil and mesmerizing Lake Llanquihue and with an imposing volcano making its presence felt in the backdrop this contemporary home designed by has it all!
A series of skylights and clerestory windows fill this large area with plenty of light while the kitchen and dining area in gray provide visual contrast and anchor the space beautifully.
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.
It is a combination of wood and white that shapes much of the lower level of the house and the wood here is much more than an aesthetic addition. Wooden ceiling and other wall coverings inside the double height living area help reduce dispersion of noise even as the entire lower level with its own bedroom can act as an apartment on its own.
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.