The open plan living area features the living space kitchen and a minimal dining room while a sitting zone is separated from them using sliding glass partitions. The clever use of wall art accentuates the color scheme elegantly and aesthetic lighting fixtures double as sculptural additions.
The exterior of the residence in dark gray also adds to its contemporary transformation and the decor inside is kept simple neutral and minimal to match this style. A color palette that uses warm earthen hues and lighting accentuates this ambiance and a refreshing pool outside seems like the icing on the cake. Hooked on to solar power and tapping into a grey water reuse system this altered 70s home is all about the seamless fusion of style and substance.
The new floor plan of the renovated house focuses on blurring the line between both worlds and turning the large sundeck into a natural extension of the spacious living area. Sliding glass doors from the dining space lead to this large wooden deck and every area of the living space offers unabated views of the greenery outside.
Designed by Casamanara to meet the needs of a modern family the loft is spread across and with large windows that bring in plenty of natural light and a neutral backdrop it exudes a chic refreshing ambiance.
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.”
The home opens up completely towards the forest in the rear and a large private deck sitting area and mezzanine level welcome you gleefully. Moving away from the traditional design plan of the living area on the lowest level and private quarters on the top floor the takes the opposite approach.
The classic stone cottage is a simple structure; but it can be dark inside. Updating a small space with natural light can make all the difference and won’t affect the basic structure. The highlands of Scotland are home to many stone cottages and lodges; many are still used as primary residences today while others are available for short stays like Tigh Phadraig in the Elgol region.