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.
More often than not contemporary homes are shaped by the landscape that surrounds them the contours of the lot they sit on and of course local architectural style and weather conditions.
Crafted with ingenuity and elegance by Bernardes Arquitetura the stunning vacation home turns the Atlantic into its backyard as the top level infinity edge pool visually becomes one with the waves just a hundred meters away!
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.
The living area and bedrooms on the upper level also shun bright color with books accessories and accent pillows bringing in a hint of colorful allure. With vines covering the double-story party walls and creating a natural and private outdoor space the new owners find themselves spending as much time outdoors as inside this revitalized townhouse.
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.
It is easy to notice the blend of contemporary and classic throughout the residence as the more modern kitchen cabinets in white floating shelves in the living room and open cabinets in the dining area offer stark contrast when compared to the original brick walls that constitute the backdrop. Comfy furniture with a hint of color adds to the breezy and cheerful vibe of the extension that charms with its efficiency and simplicity.