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.
Step inside and the picture changes dramatically with marble finishes and custom millwork creating an air of opulence interlaced with tranquility. An open plan living on the lower level is connected with the spacious kitchen dining area and a sitting room / sunroom that flows into the courtyard outside.
The exquisite family home in Israel relies on the beauty of raw finishes brought in by concrete and blockwork to create a serene setting where the line between the interior and the outdoors is blurred. Respecting the existing garden with two large pecan nut trees the makes most of the lovely garden that is nestled on the lot.
GITC arquitectura turned to a concrete plinth to give the home a structurally sound base with Chilean wood glass and concrete shaping the interior. It is the first level of the house that contains the double height living area along with other public spaces while the second level holds the expansive bedrooms along with the bathrooms. Confined to the basement are the music room recreational zones home theater and other fun spaces. A beautiful stairwell connects the various levels even while allowing for unhindered flow of light.
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.
Wooden slats and boards are used through the house to give each section of the interior a cozy visual even while delineating space in an effective manner. Unlike many other homes where pops of bright color breaks up the monochromatic look wall art and décor inside this Canadian house also embraces the white light gray and woodsy theme!
Built with a budget of the elegant addition and alteration focuses on crafting an open inviting and social home where greater interaction between family members and outdoor living become the priority. A scintillating combination of structural and aesthetic elements ensures that in Chile well and truly stands out from the pack.