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 cantilevered cabin has a footprint of just 200 feet and yet offers a living space of spread across several levels. Its uncomplicated design coupled with adaptable features turn it into an absolute delight!
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.
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
Supported on four steel beams the three levels of the cabin offer wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from their elevated position. The lower level is used as a carport and a utility room while the top level features the large living area with kitchen and dining.
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.
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