It has been a year of amazing design inspiration and ingenious renovations have led the way with their unique blend of the old and the new. Adaptive reuse has been one of the top themes of the architectural world in 2014 and it is set to continue for years to come as homeowners and architects turn towards more sustainable and cost-effective design practices
A busy modern lifestyle filled with the constant struggle to keep up with the clock often means that we get very little regular exercise. But what if your house can help you in switching over to a healthier and more active lifestyle? Welcome to the in designed by Chadbourne + Doss Architects for Martin and Shelley a couple who absolutely love spending time on the road riding their bicycles
Doubling as both a home studio and a lavish residence architect Maria Jose Trejos ensured that it offers all the comforts of a lovely modern home even while cutting back on construction cost and energy needs.
Spread across three different levels the overhang of each higher level provides ample shade for the balcony and outdoor living spaces on the level below. A gorgeous backyard with an impressive garden becomes an extension of the living area indoors thanks to the seamless connectivity offered by glass doors.
So what better way to cap off this year and head into 2015 than by taking a look at this fabulous 17th century Grade II Listed cottage in that has acquired a smart contemporary extension! A project completed by Jonathan Tuckey Design in collaboration with Eastabrook Architects the Yew Tree House steals the show with its innovative makeover.
A serene natural pond next to the entrance welcomes you to the home which boasts an interior draped in heavy wooden tones and a simple neutral color palette. Large glass windows in every room ensure that the view outside becomes a dynamic background defining the ambiance of each space and adding new colors with the changing seasons
Tall ceilings ample natural ventilation and smart artificial lighting combine to give the interior a cheery ambiance. This ‘multipurpose zone’ can be configured to fit your particular needs with a simple change of decor and accessories. The first floor houses the home office along with the living area modern kitchen dining space and a lovely patio.