A stunning coastline sandy beaches plenty of solitude and a scenic getaway that truly takes you away from the mundane and hectic life that surrounds you – Isle of Coll in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland has been a popular tourist destination for awhile now. Nestled on one of its many panoramic bits of paradise is the historic that was given a glittering and harmonious modern makeover by WT Architecture.
Designed by Martins Camisuli Architects the original residence largely features exposed brick walls which add to the beautiful narrative of the extension. The project replaced an existing internal courtyard with a greater usable living area while adding a lovely kitchen and dining nook that utilizes the available space in a smart fashion.
A bustling port that is one of the largest and busiest in all of Europe and the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar is a fabulous holiday destination for those who wish to explore Spain’s Southern tip and of course Gibraltar.
This system of partitions forms the new heart of the house that shapes a dynamic and adaptable environment where form and functionality come together effortlessly. A background that is clad in neutral colors gives the interior a curated and contemporary appeal with plush décor adding both geometric and textural contrast. A snazzy bookshelf in the living room a live edge dining table and an efficient kitchen in black and white complete the ground floor that is connected with the private backyard.
Nestled in Fort Greene the house was badly damaged when the new owners turned to Ensemble Architecture in order to give it a fresh two-story rear addition that opens up towards the backyard. White and gray shape the backdrop of the new home with every room of the home enjoying plenty of natural light and ventilation.
The holiday season might be well behind us now but there are plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout the year as you await the arrival of the next frantic Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Of course there is much more to this mesmerizing home than just the landscape that surrounds it as its cantilevered structure sits on a sloped lot and drastically reduces the environmental impact of the construction in this forested region. The clever use of wooden slats and sunscreen panels brings in plenty of natural light while keeping away any prying eyes along with the hot midday sun.