Altering both the visual appeal and functional form of a home that was originally built in 1905 Baukultur/ca turned a seemingly ordinary home in into a cheerful bright and inviting modern residence. Both the new interior and the exterior rely largely on elegant use of wood and a neutral color palette that employs white in an extensive fashion. It is the lower level that contains the new living area kitchen and dining space that tastefully flow into the gorgeous rear deck even as the top floor holds the bedrooms and other private spaces.
The smart extension with the glazed roof also features a roof section that holds an edible garden. Giving the structure green credentials even while keeping the ambiance inside cool and pleasant the roof garden offers multiple array of benefits.
It is the ground floor that houses the open living area and the top level that contains the master suite along with other bedrooms and bathrooms. It is undoubtedly the exterior that steals the show at this flamboyant home with moving wooden panels on the top level and vertical brise soleil covering the ground floor giving the street façade a sense of uniqueness and inviting aura.
The old residence was not just poorly planned but was turned into a dark and cluttered space as subsequent renovations brought in greater number of internal partitions. Completely altering the floor plan of the lower level and adding an addition top floor along with an expansive wooden deck outside the charming makeover aims to bring modernity to the classic Aussie home.
The natural green landscape around the house becomes an integral part of the open living area with large glass windows completely opening up the interior visually. Yet the bedrooms are tucked away neatly to keep out the chill of winter nights and prying eyes.
The coastal escape sits on a thin strip of land on Broad Cove Marsh Road Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia and it is the landscape that defines its form and the materials used. A metallic frame provides the bones for the house with custom millwork creating a warm and cozy interior that seems to visually extend outside.
Design influences from the Far East have always found space in the western world with the likes of George Nelson and Isamu Noguchi wowing the world with their masterpieces. As the quest of the urban denizen to find tranquility and relaxation grows with each day decorating elements from the East are increasingly becoming more prominent.