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.
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.
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 synergy between nature and man-made structure here is truly captivating as the cabin seems like an extension of the landscape. A small pathway connects the cabin with the parking lot at a distance that sits on an already disturbed site to minimize environmental further.
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.
Lighting plays a major role in elevating the cheerful appeal of the home as one never finds a dull corner here. From the entry to the relaxing bedroom the color palette remains the same and yet each room has its own individual flavor thanks to the discerning décor choices.
A two-sided home library separates the kitchen from the lunge with a high concrete ceiling and generous presence of windows ushering in natural light. Décor is kept distinctly modern in style with the black dining table dining chairs and loungers in the living area anchoring an otherwise breezy neutral setting. A family home that is full of life and filled with natural freshness!