Japanese design and architecture have always found ways to combine natural goodness and tranquility with an innate sense of minimalism. It is only in the last few decades that the West has started to realize the many benefits of this approach and while this expansive might not exactly borrow from the design elements of the Far East it still seems to showcase the same core principles.
Designed by Moreno Masey Architecture Studio this astounding makeover sees a spacious light-filled and inviting interior nestled in a revitalized post-industrial building. It is the ground floor of the house that contains the garage along with the kitchen and dining area.
Using two intersecting volumes the architects aimed to overcome the challenge of creating a stylish spacious and organic family home with a light-filled and airy interior. It is the lower levels of the two volumes that house the large living area and an additional family room along with a sleek modern kitchen in white and a lovely dining space.
The new Cor-Ten steel structure flows into the landscape that surrounds the house and acts as a lovely and functional transitional zone between the interior and the outdoors. The color of the extension allows it to complement the existing brick structure of the home beautifully even as metal and glass bring a healthy dose of textural contrast and modernity to the setting.
Refurbished by Scenario Architecture for a young family of three the interior of the house has been completely rearranged to create a more modern relaxing ambiance where each room flows into the next. It is the that was turned into the new kitchen and dining area with the step-wise arrangement of the living area delineating space without ever creating an obstruction for the flow of natural light.
This remarkable contemporary makeover in takes the latter route as an old Victorian brickmaking factory on was converted into a fabulous multi-level residence that combines amazing textural contrast with refined urban living.
The narrow form of townhouses means one needs to carefully utilize the available space with a smart floor plan without compromising on either aesthetics or ventilation. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood of Elwood a beachside suburb of this beautiful contemporary townhouse manages to find that perfect and elusive balance between form and function.