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.
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.
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.
‘Lightness’ was the keyword during both the planning and execution phase as prefab Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and metallic frame that relied on tension for stability helped pull off a sustainable and mesmerizing retreat.
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.
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!
Large glass windows open up the private zones of the house to the ocean view outside while the street façade of the retreat benefits from a retaining wall that provides privacy. Repetitive pod-like design of both the public and private units gives the structure a contemporary look with large walls of shelves and cabinets adding ample storage and display space.