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.
The new structure doubles the living area to 2500 square feet and also adds a basement which further serves the needs of the family that moved into Koser I. Fetaures like Foamed-in-place insulation and insulated sheathing and passive heating and cooling techniques cut back the home’s reliance on artificial sources while a 8.4kW photovoltaic panel unit and geothermal installation power the home completely.
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.
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.
Currently up for grabs the home contains four spacious bedrooms four bathrooms and a private yard that gives the entire family a space to rest and rejuvenate. The house itself welcomes you with a beautiful entrance that leads to the double height living area.
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.
A rocky bank of the lake that feels relaxing a majestic volcano in the distance that greets you each morning and the gentle presence of a lake; everything one could ask for seems to be present in this tiny pocket of natural greenery.