A spacious living area flows into the kitchen and dining space to create a large pavilion-style social zone even as the rooftop deck with minibar and outdoor lounge offers additional party space. The tall steel staircase a series of bridges and corridors wooden ceiling in various rooms and the striking wall clad in river pebbles combine to usher in ample visual and textural contrast. A tiny bridge connects the two different wings of the house where a balance and aesthetics are the key defining elements.
When a fire wiped out 4.5 acres of lush forest in Colorado along with a small cabin at its heart it inadvertently opened up the property for a bigger and bolder mountain home. Instead of going down the contemporary path homeowners of along with the creative minds at Renée del Gaudio took the classic route!
Part of a beautiful neighborhood that is filled with elegant Victorian Houses the seems like just any other classic home in Victoria. But step inside and then things change dramatically as this 1880’s residence opens up into a gorgeous and cheerful contemporary space with bedrooms at the front and a dashing living space kitchen and dining area in the rear.
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.
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.