Large glass doors windows and smart design create a pavilion-style living space kitchen and dining area that is blessed with ample natural ventilation. While the lower level contains the public areas the top floor houses additional bedrooms and bathrooms. The L-shaped design of the house also creates a natural private retreat that becomes a part of the living space visually.
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.
The lower level family area is connected with the wooden deck and backyard outside even as the kitchen and dining space are flooded with ample natural light. With a design that allows the parents to constantly keep an eye on their three young boys this is a home crafted to withstand loads of activity!
Industrial style and townhouses go hand in hand with even the recently renovated and revamped bringing along with them an undeniable and trademark industrial aura. The might not overwhelm you with the style but it combines contemporary finesse with rough textures exposed wooden ceiling beams and industrial-style windows to offer the very best of both worlds in a refined manner.
Designed by Utz Sanby Architects the unique private house sits on the edge of a rocky cliff that is 100 meters above sea level. Adding to the architectural conundrum is the narrow lot where high neighboring buildings are all too close.
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.
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.