A home that encourages family members to spend quality time together instead of wasting endless hours camped in front of the television – that is an idea that could benefit many across the planet! Instead of following the cookie-cutter model of an open plan living area with a kitchen and dining room a master bedroom a couple of kids’ rooms and a separate playroom in Taiwan showcases the benefits of an inventive floor plan that is crafted to meet the specific needs of those who live in the residence.
Designed by Martins Camisuli Architects the original residence largely features exposed brick walls which add to the beautiful narrative of the extension. The project replaced an existing internal courtyard with a greater usable living area while adding a lovely kitchen and dining nook that utilizes the available space in a smart fashion.
Adapting to the needs of its denizens and using fun geometric shapes and contrasting textures to keep the interior interesting this Israeli home is designed to evolve with changing lifestyle choices and decorating trends.
More often than not contemporary homes are shaped by the landscape that surrounds them the contours of the lot they sit on and of course local architectural style and weather conditions.
Yet the resultant home overcomes these hurdles with smart planning and precise execution as every inch of space is utilized to the hilt. Structural walls and the orientation of the home bring ample privacy even while opening it up completely toward the ocean views outside.
With a concrete platform wooden steps and smart shelving there is plenty of textural contrast here even as the landscape outside adds ample greenery. The old block on the lower level houses bedrooms and an additional living area with the top floor also hosting two bedrooms and a bathroom. Embracing an open design that still offers complete privacy this reinvigorated villa gives a chic makeover to a classic home.
Area rugs and the clever arrangement of furniture is used to delineate individual spaces while the overall style links one with the other. Edison bulb lighting in the kitchen and bold black pendants further accentuate the industrial heritage of the loft while the trim dining space has more of a contemporary appeal thanks to its light gray backdrop.