Adding to its sustainability quotient is the fact that the structure was built around an existing cedar tree also giving it a sense of exclusivity. With reduced energy consumption a rainwater harvesting system and a reflective roof the house does all it can to cut down on its carbon footrprint.
If there is one thing that winter reminds us of each year it is the value of a home with proper insulation. Nestled in a lovely little neighborhood of Spain is a private residence that was originally built in 1984
The striking two-story modern addition sits at the rear of the house and uses expansive glass windows and doors to connect the interior with the backyard. Designed by Steve Domoney Architecture the sparkling extension is barely visible from the street yet it efficiently expands the living area of the home.
While the more classic exterior blends in with the style of the other homes in the locality the interior and the backyard seem to be inspired by a sleek minimal style that embraces a neutral color palette.
Building an unabashedly contemporary home in a neighborhood filled with classic Edwardian homes can be a challenging task indeed. But the creative folks from b. e. architecture took up this challenge and delivered a stunning private residence that combines sleek minimalism with a restrained color palette and textural contrast
The exterior of in uses natural and aged materials that include travertine blocks in various shades giving it a unique and exceptional façade. This is combined with rusticated timber concrete and steel to shape a house that blends complete privacy with lovely outdoor living spaces.
One of the most impressive features of the trendy new rear expansion is the sunken living area kitchen and dining space which neatly sit between the tranquil pond on one side and a refreshing pool on the other. This large space acts as the social area of the revamped residence and allows for greater interaction between family members