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.
Nestled in this Eichler home though was in need of an urgent and intelligent makeover that not only restored its fading form but also offered a new lease on life. This challenging task was taken up by the innovative folks at Klopf Architecture who transformed this aged creaky home into a cheerful modern delight.
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.
Yet the resultant home overcomes these hurdles with smart planning and precise execution as every inch of space is utilized to the hilt. Structural walls and the orientation of the home bring ample privacy even while opening it up completely toward the ocean views outside.
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.
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.
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.