A modern extension in the rear seems to be one of the most popular ways of giving heritage homes a new lease on life and adding to their existing living space. This is precisely the approach that LSA Architects took in the case of this exquisite home in as they turned the backyard into a breezy and bustling social hub for the family.
A lap pool with generous deck space and a social zone making up the courtyard are connected with the living area kitchen and dining space on the lower level through large sliding glass doors. The generous deck is also accessible from the master bedroom on the top floor as a cantilevered walnut timber staircase connects both levels.
But this elegant home in takes a different approach with a serene backdrop that eliminates any excesses and sticks to a simple color scheme anchored in black and white. One can see a restrained minimal style being executed with precision throughout the home as the decor is kept simple and unassuming and the focus is firmly on the subtle creative details and engaging textures.
While most modern homeowners tend to prefer a more gallery-style display for their curated art collection this is the case of using artwork to set the mood for a cheerful and eclectic home where every little detail surprises and enthralls you.
The dark exterior of the cottage allows it to blend in effortlessly with the landscape outside as dusk sets in everyday while the spacious deck area and the large living space with glass walls visually connect the interior with the outdoors. Panoramic views of the serene lake outside and the lush green natural canopy turn this retreat into a nature-lover’s delight…