According to the Examiner this Belgian cottage was turned into a B&B by adding the modern glass living room in the rear of the building. Architects Atelier d’Architecture Bruno and Partners “…introduced steel sheets into the existing structure to create a mezzanine floor; the aim then was to extend these sheets outdoors in order to create a living room enclosed solely in glass which opens out generously into the natural surrounding environment.”
Turning your home into a relaxed and refreshing personal haven in an urban setting is often the most difficult task as it involves a creative blend of natural greenery and ample privacy. Accomplishing this with gorgeous contemporary flair is the designed by Hyla Architects.
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.
The idea was to design a new structure that reminded the family of the previous cottage while giving it a stylish modern makeover. The remote location of the lot along with a desire to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction of a new cottage resulted in a structure which was largely crafted off-site.
The classy extension for the private home uses a structure that borrows heavily from industrial elements while wrapping them in a cheerful trendy cloak. Metal and glass shape the exterior and the roof of the structure filling the interior with ample natural light.
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!
It is not very often that you come across such an energizing use of color in contemporary homes but this gorgeous NYC loft manages to pull off the look with panache. A full-colored couch in blue along with ottomans in bright fuchsia steal the show in the living area and the gorgeous use of brilliant blue in the kitchen adds to this exquisite look.