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.
One instantly notices that there is no shortage of vertical space in this lovely Boston loft and the architects make complete use of this feature by accentuating the high ceilings in a subtle elegant fashion. The living area is composed of a stunning fireplace feature in Shadowstone and decor with a midcentury modern vibe sets the tone for the rest of the house.
Large framed glass doors effortlessly connect the new kitchen and social zone with the garden outside. On the inside a simple color scheme dominated by white is employed while playful accents and edgy decor add some much needed color.
Custom wall art on the walls coupled with impressive lighting immediately grabs your attention while subtle touches of blue and turquoise add to the ocean-inspired interior. A grand social zone filled with dining space that showcases a checkered floor in black and white and a sleek modern kitchen extend the lower-level living space.
Even in Scotland the stone cottage has gone modern proving that this style can endure the ages. (This structure from Croft 103 is sustainable too.) Two neighboring derelict cottages on the Irish coast were rebuilt and then combined using a modern addition of a glass vestibule. The result is an incredibly modern dwelling by Peter Legge Associates.
It is not every day that you come across a modern extension that brings along with it a hint of playfulness visual lightness and a touch of industrial charm all bundled into one lovely unit. But this smart family home in Belgium offers precisely that as it goes both easy on your eyes and on the purse strings of the homeowners!
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.