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.
An open plan living reduces fragmentation of space and gives the interior a refreshing cheerful vibe. Use of large glass walls wherever the stone walls give way breathes new life into this stoic structure.
Designed by Habitech Systems the new interior of the cottage has a revamped floor plan with the bedrooms now moving to the front and the rear extension housing the open plan living area.
With ocean on one side and lush green pastoral land on the other life here is a complete delight! But the good things do not end there as the façade in the west boasts of large operable screens that can be either entirely closed of open depending on weather and privacy one seeks. It is these panels that give the house its distinct façade.
It is the patio that creates a transition zone between the contemporary interior and the more rustic backdrop and also links different rooms of the house with a common visual element. Panoramic views of the ranch around the house add to its interior quality even as the décor is kept elegant and unassuming. A tranquil retreat that also feels modern!
Combining this idea of urban sophistication with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean and the distant beach the by John Wardle Architects is both spectacular and serene! The idea behind the design of this beach house on a ridge above the in Victoria is to frame different views and to bring them together in a curated fashion to give those instead the most captivating visual experience.
A flood of natural light from above and connectivity with the garden and a small deck outside give this area a larger than life appeal and turn it into the perfect setting for a social gathering. At the end of it all is the tranquil and curated family room that enjoys unabated access to the pool even as smart design keeps out prying eyes.
This little Chalet in was designed by frundgallina with an exterior that is crafted completely out of rough fir boards sourced from the local Jura forests. On the inside these wooden surfaces are beautifully polished and give the home a relaxing cozy vibe.