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.
A textured cement wall acts as the backdrop for the entertainment unit and the floating shelves even as a double-sided couch helps demarcate and define space. Classic wooden French doors in the living room open to reveal the home workspace with the living and dining area also doubling as the home library study and activity zone.
Smart architecture is all about adapting to the landscape even while flawlessly serving the needs of those residing within a structure. It is a delicate balance that is enhanced by elegant aesthetics and contemporary overtones.
With relaxing contemporary bedrooms and spa-styled bathrooms it is white and gray that define the color palette inside this exquisite Californian home. A vegetable garden and smart home workspaces complete a transformation that is both innovative and enduring.
There are a few occasions when even the darkest of clouds comes with a bright silver lining. Remodeled homes that have survived fires new structures built on bones of old residences that were brought down by earthquakes and revamped homes ravaged by storms definitely fall under this category.