It almost feels like a magical little space that has come alive from the page of a fairytale book and as you step inside the different sized opening between the various rooms inside adds to this wonder.
Refurbishment of a home that is 150-years old is a task that requires sensitivity and plenty of care along with ingenuity and an ability to create space where none exists. Accomplishing all this and a whole lot more with flowing aesthetics and a touch of modern flair is the Bilbao Architecture Team who carefully altered the to meet the needs of its more modern homeowners.
Simplicity is beauty and often it is the most obvious designs that offer smart spatial solutions even while providing gorgeous aesthetics. Nestled on a lush green lot in Brazil this fabulous contemporary home was built by Bernardes Arquitetura using intersecting planes and parallel walls made of pigmented concrete.
With an effervescent pink glow these striking concrete walls give this modern Brazilian home its distinct façade even as a series of floor-to-ceiling glass walls connect the interior with the mesmerizing landscape outside. feels cozy inviting and yet minimal without ever trying too hard!
By choosing a neutral color palette anchored in white the textural beauty of the stone walls the lovely arches and the weathered ceiling wooden beams has been further enhanced in an understated fashion.
Polished elegance takes over from as one steps into the dark and compact entry hall. From here the design takes another turn as a spacious inviting and cheerful double-height kitchen and dining area leaves you spellbound.
The small Juliet balconies beautiful lighting and modern décor and shelving put the final touches on a house that feels trendy chic and yet steeped in history. It takes very special skill and vision to achieve a transformation like this while preserving the original charm of the remarkable residence.
With most Victorian homes and cottages the street front of the house is completely left untouched or given a quick brush up at the most. But with this smart Melbourne project the façade is redone using naturally oiled Cyprus timber battening.