It is the lower level that houses the living areas while the top floor holds three bedrooms bathrooms and a cozy tranquil study. The original Georgian stone façade additional stone walls and the soul of the White House are carefully preserved and one can see that this is an overhaul that is sensitive to the historical context and the current needs of the project. A perfect alchemy indeed!
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.
Designed by Feldman Architecture for a couple with three boys much of the residence reflects the personality of the homeowners and their desire to live in an open functional and modern setting where ergonomics are intertwined with effective design. Spread across four different levels it is the two lower floors that contain the public spaces while the third level houses the kids’ bedrooms and the master suite.
A striking stainless steel staircase connects the various levels of the house and a fabulous green roof and deck sit on the top level. The color scheme inside this contemporary home is largely neutral with the staircase adding textural and sculptural contrast to an otherwise unassuming and relaxed interior.
But it is the eclectic theme used throughout the house the fascinating collection of thrift store finds and antique pieces and the splattering of DIY creations that truly steal the spotlight. And yet one does not feel overwhelmed by too much color or pattern at any instant.
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.
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color with books accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.