Large bookshelves in the living room and chalkboard paint-clad cabinets in the kitchen add color and contrast to the setting even as polished contemporary surfaces are combined with traditional brick features. A simple staircase leads to the top level and the attic that contains a revamped guest space with bunk beds which can also easily double as an ergonomic family zone.
A glass wall separates the garage from the interior ensuring that it becomes a part of the home itself. It is the first floor that holds the reception area with the master suite occupying the top level. Three additional bedrooms and bathrooms on the third floor ensure there is plenty of space for friends and family.
Nestled in the historic Cambridge neighborhood of the homeowners of this Georgian revival home wished for a light-filled and modern abode that allowed them to showcase their vast art collection without altering the existing structure dramatically. Designed by Stern McCafferty the renewed and revamped residence accomplishes this by embracing a Cor-Ten steel and glass extension!
It is the ground floor that houses the open plan living area along with a small dining space and a fabulous kitchen with a beautiful marble island. The use of diverse materials and finishes such as marble concrete timber and metal throughout the house ushers in some much needed visual and textural contrast in an otherwise monotonous space.
A series of walkways and bridges along with the central staircase and elevator accomplish this with ease even as a wonderful atrium further aids in creating a cheerful and airy living space.