Tapping into the popular trend of pools with a water feature the home creates a relaxed and charming backyard retreat that also includes a barbecue area a stone fireplace and an outdoor dining space. Sliding glass doors connect this private hangout with the pool house while the top floor houses twin bedrooms bathrooms a television room and a glamorous powder room.
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.
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.
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.
Adding a contemporary extension to a timeless structure is always a risky proposition as one needs to take both the aesthetic and structural demands into consideration. Architects decided to go for a glazed glass pavilion with a dark steel and aluminum frame so as to make the transition from the stone walls to the contemporary materials as elegant as possible.
The smart use of black brings a sense of drama and excitement while the warmth of wood helps shape an inviting setting. The ground floor of the house contains a garage entry bike shop and an exercise room while the main floor houses the living area and guest rooms.
By utilizing a lightweight single-ply roof the need for additional support beams was eliminated and the pre-cast concrete floor tiles and kitchen island complement the old façade. The color palette is kept as simple and neutral as possible and sliding glass doors ensure that the extension is always connected with the garden landscape.