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.
While there is no dearth of natural light inside this luxurious home the truly comes alive after sunset as dazzling artificial lighting takes over to highlight specific architectural features in style. The lower level of the house contains the public zones while the top floor contains the bedrooms and the bathrooms.
Tall pivoting glass doors connect the living area with the courtyard outside and the pool area is also accessible from the dining zone and the lovely kitchen. One again it is the L-shaped design of the house that allows it to create a flowing interaction between the indoor and outdoor areas.
Leading the way from the master bedroom to the private study above is a custom spiral staircase that almost seems like a giant cage with steps concealed within! The kids’ bedrooms also delights with splashes of pink in the girl’s room and a more teenage-centric design in the boy’s bedroom. A captivating escape that moves away from the mundane!
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.
Reworking the interiors of a loft that was originally built in the early 1990s is definitely a lot easier than having to revamp a home from the Victorian or Georgian era! But that doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing and it still takes a few innovative design solutions and a lovely blend of form and functionality to get the job done.