It is easy to notice the blend of contemporary and classic throughout the residence as the more modern kitchen cabinets in white floating shelves in the living room and open cabinets in the dining area offer stark contrast when compared to the original brick walls that constitute the backdrop. Comfy furniture with a hint of color adds to the breezy and cheerful vibe of the extension that charms with its efficiency and simplicity.
Designed by Poss Architecture the exquisite family getaway sits seemingly in the middle of nowhere on an 860-acre ranch that contains within its confines nature at its relaxing best. The house itself combines the best in terms of local architecture the classic mountain cabin design and modern ergonomics.
During the 50s and 60s Eichler homes were such an integral part of the developing suburban landscape in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater LA that even talked about living in one of these midcentury delights and how it inspired him to develop a “passion for making nicely designed products for the mass market”!
By cleverly painting over most of the period features within the room the designers managed to give the old townhouse a sparkling inviting and fashionable makeover without actually splurging too much. This also does away with the necessity of any major renovations and definitely makes the revamp a lot more budget-friendly.
The smart remodel preserves much of the elegant midcentury modern charm of the Eichler homes even while revamping the floor plan and giving the entire home a dazzling new sheen. The open plan living area has a lovely indoor-outdoor interplay with the kitchen featuring an eat-in central island and a cozy banquette in the corner.
Extending the living area of an ’80s terrace house is a challenging task in itself but working with an already existing rear extension only makes the project even more challenging. This gorgeous semi-detached house dubbed is nestled in the lovely neighborhood of and its smart contemporary polycarbonate and glass extension opens it up towards the small rear garden with eloquent ease.
But the offers much more that mere aesthetics as dark floor tiles reduce the glare from the ocean and high louvres keep the interior cool in a natural fashion. Rainwater tanks capable of holding 5000l of water provide the home with almost all of its water needs while passive heating and cooling techniques cut down on energy consumption. This not only makes life at this beachside home a lot easier but also adds to its sustainability quotient.