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.
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.
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.
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.
An open pavilion-style hall with large sliding glass doors brings the outdoors inside with ease even while offering unabated views of the lush green countryside and the waves in the distance.
Originally built in the 1950s the sweeping family home was subsequently altered several times resulting in changes that destroyed its beauty and played havoc with the interior space. It took a fabulous makeover from David Coleman Architecture to undo the mess!
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.