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.
It is the new top level that now holds three comfortable bedrooms with an ocean view along with bathrooms and other private areas. A front and rear balcony on this level allow the homeowners to take in the beautiful scenery outside.
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.
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
The transformation started with the revamping of the lower level to house an open plan living with a neutral color palette. With the clients wanting a relaxing beachside vibe inside the home white pops of blue and subtle coastal style accessories were carefully chosen to achieve the desired look.
Replacing an existing ranch home in Orangevale the borrows of midcentury aesthetics while embracing modern ergonomics and a smart indoor-outdoor interplay. Designed for a couple with grown kids the open living area of the house holds the kitchen with twin islands and a dashing dining area; all of which are visually connected with the landscape outside.
Construction materials like the high recycled content composite siding and white stucco ensure that the searing heat of Orangevale does not cause quick damage to the exterior despite the openness of the design. A home that is smart sensible and responsive to the local climate!