The living room presents an exclusive combination of contrasting textures thanks to the use of exposed brick walls in black and wooden wall paneling in an innovative manner. This gives the living area a contemporary yet timeless appeal even as the large low-slung tufted sofa steals the show.
The existing street façade of the classic house is largely left untouched and the elevation of the rear extension does not disturb its overall form. The smart use of glass brick and wood on the outside along with simple neutral hues for the interior gives the Elwood House its distinct appeal. Decor with a midcentury modern vibe and smart lighting complete the picturesque home.
In the past we have seen some amazing penthouses and New York City townhouses that have swept us off our feet with their grandeur. The innovative architects at Turett are at the forefront of this smart trend that not only turns narrow townhouses into sensational modern homes but also gives old structures a dazzling new lease on life. Transforming a that was also used as a painter’s studio into a handsome home for a family of four this latest project from Turett is another brilliant case in point!
An outdoor lounge that acts as a bridge between the large green central courtyard and the pool area is the ideal getaway that allows the homeowners to spend some beautiful summer evenings enjoying the fresh outdoors. Understated and minimal furnishings accentuate the sleek yet inviting appeal of the home while brilliant lighting brings the Bay House alive after sunset.
The stairs act as the unifying feature ensuring that there is a sense of continuity from one floor to the next. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and smart skylights have been used to usher in ample natural ventilation and drive out any dark corners.
How about a lakeside home that is perched atop a cliff surrounded by plenty of greenery and can only be accessed by a boat? Yup sounds absolutely perfect and the Gambier Island House near in British Columbia is one such lakefront home that brings this perfect dream to life!
Designed by CTA Architects Engineers the house is concealed in a lovely layer of greenery as the beautiful rooftop allows it to blend into the backdrop. A serene Zen garden smart use of teak and sustainable style accentuate the Asian appeal of the home.