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!
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.
Big city lights a fast-paced life and globalization have all taken us towards the idea of a nuclear functional and urban family. But a generation is once again discovering the many joys and benefits of multi-generational homes and the in is a perfect example of how you can create one such efficient economical and contemporary dwelling.
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.
Of course the living area kitchen and dining are a bit more open to the world outside than the lovely bedrooms which offer a touch more privacy. It is stone walls that become the main design element of this house and they make their presence felt both on the outside and inside the residence. Two parallel stone walls in black a series of skylights and a neutral color palette create a sophisticated and serene home where one always feels welcome.
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.
Demands modern life often mean kids moving away from parents at a very early age and things staying that way for the rest of their lives. Multi-generational homes once a common sight even in the west are a rarity.
Dark Zinc cladding and stained black timber battens shape the striking exterior while the interior embraces a lighter more contemporary color palette. Features such as the large double-height foyer with skylights sliding glass doors and windows spaces that flow into one another and use of multiple textures and finishes gives these homes a spacious and elegant modern vibe.