One of the two wonderful homes was to become the residence for the parents while the larger house in the rear needed to accommodate their son and his young family. Pandolfini Architects stepped in to offer the necessary solution!
It is easy to see the appeal of a tranquil lake house that takes you away from the dazzle and noise of big cities. This prospect becomes an even more tantalizing idea for a couple of artists who want a serene hangout that fills them with ideas and inspirations.
Changing the layout and replacing the lean-too out the back with a new interior and exterior the house adapts to the urban lifestyle of its denizens. The living area with a sofa that also acts as the room divider a spacious banquette dining area that opens up towards the rear garden and a kitchen that connects different areas of the home visually and ergonomically create a space-conscious and energetic setting.
Instead of taking the normal route of placing one house next to the other the architects opted for a more linear approach with the second house being placed behind the first. This gave the street façade a cleaner more classic look while ensuring that the visual symmetry of the neighborhood was left undisturbed.
If have already heard it before and feel that it is a bit of an exaggeration then think again – modern kitchen is indeed the heart that drives the home. Proving that a beautiful and functional kitchen is not just the heart but also the soul of the urban and semi-urban residence the in was revamped and restored to meet the changing needs of its owners.
Space is maximized at every turn inside this exquisite Japanese home and a multitude of windows and skylights bring in ample natural light. Breezy cheerful and perfect for book-lovers this is a home that instantly and innovatively stands out from the crowd.
Sliding glass doors concrete floors and wooden walls and pavilion wooden roof shape the beautiful new dining area lounging space kids’ play zone and interactive and entertaining areas. Each room flows into the next even while maintaining its own individual identity while a south facing courtyard unifies it all ever so diligently. The transformation feels organic and the pavilion roof extends even outside to form the carport and offers shelter for the ingenious walkways.
Gray and white on the outside and full of space and ventilation on the inside the layout is uncomplicated efficient and combines privacy and individual areas with a large common social zone.
Nestle on a corner lot a lovely garden and elevated porch give the grandparents in the house a great ‘sitting spot’ while the garage with rooftop garden ushers in another layer of greenery.
We are all creatures of habit. The world of architecture and design is no different with straight lines simple cubic volumes and blank ceilings often becoming the norm. But this contemporary home in offers a new idea for the bibliophiles out there. A giant bookshelf that spans an entire double-height wall is nothing new in itself.
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Seattle the is a revamped 1940’s home that uses the idea of ‘Courtyard Urbanism’ to maximize space without sacrificing on aesthetics energy-efficiency or interaction with nature. Designed by Wittman Estes the revitalized residence relies on a series of courtyards and an open studio for its new more open avatar.
The open pavilion style home makes most of the tranquil lot it sits within as large glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows completely bring the outdoors inside. The barrier is merely another transition zone with the semi-outdoor sitting area and the sweeping decks allowing the homeowners to spend as much time outdoors as inside!
The main living area and the bedrooms do away with the need for a stairway making the house accessible for the elderly. The small loft area is utilized for service rooms ensuring ergonomics of the residence are left untouched.
With Chef making it clear that the kitchen needs to be the fulcrum around which the rest of the house revolves the makeover of this Victorian weatherboard house was both breezy and easy to execute. MRTN Architects went all in with a new interior where space-savvy design making its presence felt.
On the inside minimal Japanese style decoration takes over with warm wooden tones and a space-savvy kitchen and dining at the heart of the lower level with master bedroom on the other side. On the second level one finds the relaxing living area along with the bookshelf in the backdrop.