An essential part of the island’s heritage thanks to the stay of Boswell and Johnson in the late 1700s the original stone structure of this home was built in 1732. Despite being abandoned since 1810 the cracked stone wall of the ruins became an iconic part of Coll and it has been preserved carefully as the new addition is connected to this existing edifice with a glazed living room. The two wings are connected seamlessly to showcase the brilliant exquisite and unique blend of eras styles and contrasting materials.
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!
Raw concrete walls provide interesting accent features indoors and visually connect the interior with the façade while dark colors are shunned in favor of an all-white or gray backdrop. A contemporary kitchen and spacious dining area on the lower level complement the style of the living space while the top floors house the private quarters. This is a house that aims to present a stylish dashing and contemporary portrait at every turn.
The kitchen with its smart shelves large island and an industrial-style steel storage rack blends in with the living area while the dining room dazzles with gorgeous lighting and unassuming elegance. A minimal master bedroom kids’ bedrooms and bathrooms complete this unique and intriguing family residence where the fun times never end.
An open family zone kitchen and dining room occupy this new block and lead into the rear courtyard that acts as a relaxation hub for the entire family. This gives the living space a bright and cheerful vibe with an indoor-outdoor design that blurs conventional lines between the interior and the backyard.
Crafted with ingenuity and elegance by Bernardes Arquitetura the stunning vacation home turns the Atlantic into its backyard as the top level infinity edge pool visually becomes one with the waves just a hundred meters away!
It is definitely the season to embrace industrial style and it has been that way for a while now! As homeowners turn t the adaptive reuse of old structures in order to beat the urban space congestion this is a style that would only go up the trends chart in the years to come.