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.
It is the lower level that houses the private spaces which are also blessed with loads of daylight thanks to the design of the stairwell. But it is undoubtedly the innovative rooftop garden that steals the show at this nifty London residence.
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.
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.
A separate wing on the lower level contains the master suite and is connected with the main wing using a glass and steel walkway. A stylish fireplace delineates the dining area and family room on the ground floor even as a fascinating staircase steals the spotlight with its ingenious design that turns the space underneath into a Zen-style escape.
A pavilion-style living area makes up the core of the house and flows into the spacious courtyard that contains a large wooden deck refreshing pool and ample space for a rejuvenating outdoor living experience.
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.