It is a contemporary home that is defined largely by the irregular lot that it sits in and the existing greenery that the homeowners and Tzannes Associates wished to preserve to the best possible extent. The result is a fascinating and exceptional home where the outdoors become a vital part of the interior!
A clever layered approach to artificial lighting along with the stream of natural light play a pivotal role in ensuring the spaces inside this slender house do not feel claustrophobic.
Essentially this is a fusion of contrasting styles eras and architectural principles done in a flowing and seamless fashion. While the exterior of the original home is largely left untouched it is the interior that undergoes a complete makeover.
If you felt a touch incredulous on being told that this sophisticated contemporary home in is actually a traditional 1970’s bungalow then it would be completely understandable. Such is the dramatic transformation of this private residence that has been completely altered to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle.
Color is a rarity inside this transformed Belgian home with warm wooden tones providing the necessary contrast even while playing into the overall ‘modern-minimal’ look. The rejigged floor plan places the kitchen in the spacious attic with the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level opening up towards the pool and garden area.