When it comes to revamping old houses with a heritage façade and giving them a contemporary new makeover it is often the rear extension that comes to the rescue. The advantages of a smart modern extension that acts as an interface between the interior and the backyard go beyond the obvious. For starters this allows architects to work within existing building norms and to preserve the classic appeal of traditional homes without sacrificing on functionality.
High ceilings ensure that this stylish extension feels dramatic even while giving the homeowners a perfect place to hold parties and family gatherings with ease. Since the interior transitions seamlessly into the patio and the garden the ‘social zone’ feels even more spacious and refreshing!
It is the entrance courtyard with its traditional Mexican style coupled with Mediterranean goodness and tropical vibe that leaves you breathless. Everywhere you look there is a carpet of green and privacy is never an issue.
The elegant living area with a double-height kitchen and dining area next to it opens up into the large pavilion outside and the pool area. A fire pit in the corner along with a bench offer a simple relaxation zone even as a pergola with al fresco dining on the other side encourages the homeowners to spend those cool evenings outside. The design of the bedroom is no different with operable doors turning it into an open and enchanting setting filled with natural goodness in absolutely no time. With perforated ceiling panels creating better acoustics and a home crafted to entertain guests with ease this is a Californian escape that cannot help but fall in love with!
Instead of the going down the classic route of a ‘warm and cozy’ interior the striking residence shoots of a sophisticated and upscale look and pulls it off with panache! From the double doors at the entrance that feature eye-catching artwork to the sunken living space everything here steals the spotlight!