There was a time when bold color was hip and flowery patterns all the rage. Then came the 90’s that brought along with them the much-loved cubicle and modern design that relied largely on simple straight lines along with colors like cream and beige.
A narrow entryway leads into the main home where nothing feels conventional! A sunken living area with home bar is surrounded by walls of books that extend all the way up to the ceiling. These floor-to-ceiling bookshelves give the home color personality and also showcase the homeowner’s love for books without confining it to just a single study room.
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.
Color scheme inside the beach house is neutral with pops of yellow and green ushering in color while a cool fireplace and a contemporary staircase with glass railing connects the two levels of the relaxing home. A simple deck and patio complete this contemporary beach house which charms you with its exceptional form.
Every home has a certain distinct architectural feature or design quirk that makes it special and ensures that it stands out from the crowd. There are times when it is the facade that does the trick and then there are other occasions when it is something on the inside that grabs your attention.
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.
Designed by Ming Architects the house offers much more than just the dramatic feature wall clad in river pebbles as it sits snugly between a koi pond on one side and a swimming pool on the other. The multi-level residence was crafted to combine complete privacy with an open living environment that allows the homeowners to easily friends and family.