On the outside the seems just like another of these modest residences that has been squeezed into a bustling urban scene. But step inside and you will find a surprisingly cheerful and light-filled interior that works around the constraints of the lot and manages to create an inviting and pleasant ambiance.
The distinctive design of the residence came about by combining the homeowners’ desire for a multi-generational home that will serve them well for years to come with the vision of the architects that tapped into the 17-degree slope of the lot. It is the ground level that contains the sparkling glass-walled central kitchen dining and living space that flows into the green garden and pool area outside.
Open wooden cabinets and the wooden cabin-style bedroom create further textural contrast without ever altering the more curated atmosphere of the penthouse. Each of the four bedrooms is given its own unique look with subtle changes in décor to ensure every space has a special exclusive feel even while seeming like an extension of the central living area.
Working around both the historical and solar limitations of the site Nic Owen Architects revamped the interior of the home completely by altering its floor plan and also added a modern rear extension.
There is an inherent Scandinavian theme with the dynamic renovation as a flood of natural light turns each room into a cheerful and airy hangout. Custom lighting fixtures living room and kitchen cabinets and carefully curated décor choices complete a home that seems to completely shun its past and head in a drastically different direction.