The transition between the traditional stone wall structure on the lower level and the contemporary wooden and glass edifice seems both intriguing and appealing giving the home an exceptional identity of its own.
A striking staircase connects the various levels of the house while offering geometric contrast in a space that is dominated by clean straight lines. The curving staircase also acts as a divider between the master suite and the kids’ wing on the top floor.
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.
Extending the living space outside this expansive deck offers unabated views while staying visually connected with the dining space and the kitchen indoors. Housed on the top floor this level also contains the living area.
Bringing together energy-efficient design an abundance of daylight contemporary elegance and complete privacy in a grand fashion the in Winter Haven leaves you spellbound. Designed by Max Strang Architecture the lovely house sits on the edge of a tranquil lake in Central Florida with its expansive deck space in the rear offering unabated lake views. The structure of the Lakehouse was designed as individual wooden volumes that are encased in a white stucco shell to ensure that the interior stays cool even on hot summer days.
The fascinating staircase leads to the top level that houses the master suite along with the kids’ spaces and the bathrooms. Gray and white are the dominant hues inside the home giving the interior a tranquil and minimalist vibe.
Cleverly placed wooden surfaces and furnishings such as the timeless Cherner bar stools usher in some much needed warmth and textural contrast. A fabulous modern kitchen and a dashing dining space complete the lower level along with a pool house that opens up towards the backyard.