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!
Much of the rear structure of the old villa was demolished to create space for a gorgeous new courtyard and a sparkling extension that is distinctly different from the existing home. Yet on the outside the new addition is clad in the same corrugated colorsteel as the old villa to give an image of cohesion.
It is the top floor that houses the master bedroom along with the other kids’ rooms and innovative furniture and smart space-savings solutions transform these rooms into efficient and elegant hubs. A cool chest of drawers acts as the headboard in the master bedroom while the bedroom closets lead the way towards the bath that is completely covered in stone.
Designed by Feldman Architecture for a couple with three boys much of the residence reflects the personality of the homeowners and their desire to live in an open functional and modern setting where ergonomics are intertwined with effective design. Spread across four different levels it is the two lower floors that contain the public spaces while the third level houses the kids’ bedrooms and the master suite.
With a concrete platform wooden steps and smart shelving there is plenty of textural contrast here even as the landscape outside adds ample greenery. The old block on the lower level houses bedrooms and an additional living area with the top floor also hosting two bedrooms and a bathroom. Embracing an open design that still offers complete privacy this reinvigorated villa gives a chic makeover to a classic home.