Designed by RUFproject a custom screen made out of Sapele wood slats shields the top level of the house from excessive sunlight and also provides necessary privacy. A beautiful entry combines different elements as the small reflecting ponds stone steps wooden door and bamboo garden well and truly bring home the Oriental vibe.
Despite its seemingly daring form the innovative extension feels perfectly at home in the more traditional backdrop with aging metallic finishes and unassuming décor completing the open interior. A neutral backdrop in pristine white pastel hues that usher in an air of femininity and bright warm metallics which dazzle at every turn – is a residence that definitely moves away from the stereotypical townhouse!
The house seems to blend in with the greenery that surrounds it and the living area seamlessly flows into the yard outside. Midcentury décor and pops of red and orange accentuate the ‘classic’ nature of design with the bedroom wing exuding a cozier and less open vibe.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.
The new house replaces a more modest dwelling and it is a series of wooden decks and walkways that allow it to combine effortlessly with the green landscape outside. With a living area that feels more like an open lounge connecting the adult and the kids’ wings life at this cheerful Israeli home is all about spending as much time outside as possible.
Wood plays a major role even in shaping the entrance of the townhouses the staircase on the inside and various ceilings and accent walls in different rooms. Street façade of the house offers complete privacy while the living area with flows effortlessly into the beautiful private yard.
Finding a secluded and relaxing oasis of green in the rush of an urban landscape is almost impossible at times. But turning an old discarded warehouse into a delightful modern home with its own little hub of green goodness the 10 Glasshouse Street Residence in Richmond is truly one of a kind.