Solar panels a fish pond and plenty of natural greenery add to the green credentials of the home while the banquette-style dining area flows into the garden outside. Colorful accents warm wooden surfaces accent brick walls and understated decor add to the beauty and brilliance of the home.
Stone cottages are great at keeping heat in during the winter (stone is naturally insulating) and cool in during the summer so they are ideal for places with a varying climate. As long as they are kept up and repaired they can last for centuries.
It is interesting to see how the majority of homeowners in recent times are opting for smart renovations instead of completely replacing old homes with grand new structures. Located in Canada the takes a similar sustainable and innovative path as architects from Boom Town transformed an aging house into a lovely modern residence. Yet one can see a wonderful blend of the old and the new inside the revamped home as warm wooden surfaces metallic accents and the exquisite use of exposed concrete walls gives the private home a relaxed.
Previous partitions that created a clustered and boring look on the lower level of the house were replaced by smart strong steel beams to create an open plan living area. Wooden ceiling beams a concrete fireplace structure and lovely flooring that demarcates the living room from the kitchen and the dining areas give the home plenty of textural contrast.
Another feature of the home is the way in which black is used throughout to give the small rooms a sophisticated look. A stylish dining room with a captivating backdrop bedrooms that offer a view of the lovely Grand Canal through their framed windows a walk-in closet a small home office and a modern bathroom follow the color scheme and design template set by the living area. Moving away from the mundane and capturing the spirit of Venice and its rich past to perfection is truly one-of-a-kind!