IF you are familiar with the work of like this amazing renovation of an old mill with stone walls on the Scottish border that we featured awhile ago the mesmerizing transformation of the White House barely surprises you!
Transforming an old villa to meet the needs of a growing modern family is a hard task that demands a smart balance between aesthetics and functionality. It is not just about expanding the living space realigning the different rooms inside the old structure and giving it a brand new sheen.
While the first level of this seaside residence houses the kids’ bedrooms and additional service units it is the second floor that ends up becoming the true showstopper with its dramatic veranda infinity pool large deck space living quarters and the master suite.
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.
Once you take a look at the half acre pastoral site that the home sits in it is easy to understand why the homeowners wanted to revert back to an indoor-outdoor design that blends the structure of the home with the lush green world around it.
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 holiday home that is literally a stone’s throw away from the ocean and allows you to escape the rush of big city life is a dream that most of us share. The Delta House in São Paulo state Brazil brings this dream alive for a family with three children as it sits just an hour’s drive away from the city of and eloquently blends contemporary comfort with a soothing natural ambiance.