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.
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 to meet the growing needs of a family with 2 children the extended and altered house now features 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms a gorgeous study and of course an open plan living area on the lower level.
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.
This fabulous and fashionable penthouse in Belgium is a more appropriate representative of the modern eclectic style that brings together various styles in a refined and refreshing fashion without leading to clutter. Located on the top level of a three-story building this fabulous home was previously a vacant office space that was revamped and transformed dramatically by DIFT.
Thanks to the U-shaped structure of the residence the homeowners enjoy complete privacy as they spend time in the courtyard even as the street façade keeps away prying eyes. A separate living area for guests and the master suite are also integrated visually with the rear yard. Warm lighting adds another layer of intrigue to this California home that breaks away from the mundane.
The simple structure of the home ensures that the entire family can enjoy an extended ‘family zone’ while soaking in the sunlight and relishing the multitude of sights and sounds outside. The marquee protects this glass edifice even while creating shaded walkways between the different wings of the home.