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.
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.
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.
The original fireplace brick wall feature and mid-century touches are combined with a bright hot pink coffee table and a lime green wingback chair to bring the best of both past and present!
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.
A trapezoidal canopy extends the living space outdoors and one is always connected with the spectacular scenery outside from the open plan living area. Plush modern décor and a neutral color scheme shape the interior of this captivating escape that is both inviting and inspirational!
Apart from the brilliant splashes of bold color one also sees a large influence of crisp mid-century design that gives the eclectic interior an organized and curated appeal. Clever organization solutions beautiful lighting and captivating artwork complete this hip NYC dwelling.