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.
In fact it is the outdoors that adds color magnetism and a sense of liveliness to a residence that otherwise seems restrained and understated. Large glass doors and windows coupled with drapes allow the homeowners to switch between unabated views and complete privacy with ease.
But its new homeowners wanted a modern yet relaxing residence that combined rustic beauty Scandinavian simplicity and contemporary comfort in a seamless and sensible fashion. This is precisely what Scott & Scott Architects accomplished as they gave the family residence a style of its own!
A home that encourages family members to spend quality time together instead of wasting endless hours camped in front of the television – that is an idea that could benefit many across the planet! Instead of following the cookie-cutter model of an open plan living area with a kitchen and dining room a master bedroom a couple of kids’ rooms and a separate playroom in Taiwan showcases the benefits of an inventive floor plan that is crafted to meet the specific needs of those who live in the residence.
A renovation and expansion project like the in New Zealand needs to take into account the future needs of its residents and how the house responds and grows along with those who use it. Accomplishing precisely this without breaking the bank is Parsonson Architects as they turn this early 1900s villa into a breezy contemporary hub.
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.
Anything that is not an absolute must is done away with in the living room and classics like the Wishbone chair in the dining room and wooden furniture usher in that exquisite Scandinavian charm. A sculptural steel staircase with wood stove paste and bowling alley wax finish exposed wooden ceiling beams open kitchen cabinets and marble countertops add to the uniqueness of the interior.