There is no shortage of natural light here and once the sun sets a series of recessed lights and gorgeous pendant take over. It is the top level that holds the bedrooms and bathrooms with many of these offering unabated views of the rear yard and the landscape beyond.
It is not very often that you find modern makeovers utilize wood paneling in such an extensive fashion and yet keep the ‘contemporary’ edge of the home intact. With a small bedroom that flows into the patio outside and whimsical additions like the small swing next to the dining space this French home is a blend of finesse and a whole lot of fun!
If there is one design and decorating trend that seems to be catching on fast and only growing with each day then it is the expansive use of wood in homes and offices. The polished plastic surfaces of the 90’s seem to firmly be on the out as homeowners long for a sense of serenity and coziness.
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.
In a world where every second matters and our lives seem so intertwined with our clocks it is hard to truly escape from the rush and catch a quiet moment. It is often nature that offers this relaxing retreat and in California is one such fabulous getaway that connects its residents with surrounding landscape.
A series of gardens courtyards and rooms create the lower level of the house that contains the living spaces with the top floor holding the bedrooms. It is white stained cladding that gives the house a unique façade and also filters in sunlight without completely opening up the home.
Step inside and one sees a living room where white black and gray hold sway. It is white that shapes the backdrop gray which highlights special architectural features and defines various zones and black that anchors an otherwise breezy space.