Space seems to be hardly an issue at this warehouse conversion as the open living area on the lower level leads to an equally large kitchen and dining zone. Wood brings warmth to this setting even as a smart stairway leads to the top level with its own sitting / family area bedrooms and bathrooms. But it is the terrace that truly steals the spotlight at this Aussie house as its lush green setting beautiful lighting and alfresco dining encourage homeowners to spend more time outside than indoors.
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.
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 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.
On the inside it is a series of open and close spaces stylish living areas where wooden warmth is combined with polished finishes and elegant contemporary décor that set the mood. The existing Queenslander was moved towards the neighboring two-story home while a single townhouse was added next to the series of three continuous dwellings to fit the entire development within the constraints of the limited site.
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.
There is something undeniably charming and magnetic about a rugged coastline a precarious cliff overlooking the ocean and the vast blue beyond. It is precisely in one such mesmerizing setting that sits in. Designed to make the most of the captivating ocean views on offer even while braving the rough weather and prying eyes this beautiful getaway was built by Omar Gandhi Architect for a married couple from Toronto.