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.
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.
Not every cottage is tiny; this one has multiple chimneys indicating no fewer than 9 fireplaces—so you can enjoy a toasty fire almost anywhere. Other features like stone walls or in this case a bridge complement stone cottages and create harmony with the landscaping in some cases meaning that minimal attention needs to be paid to gardening.
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 smart addition was designed to meet the specific needs of a professional chef and his family which meant that the kitchen and the dining space occupied the heart of the new extension project. Sitting inside the curved structure is a fabulous contemporary kitchen in white with a sparkling marble island that also serves as a wonderful breakfast zone.
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.
If you grew up reading—and being read—fairy tales you might see stone cottages as romantic hideaways or cozy spots to keep warm or as warm defenses against cold nights (or maybe a combination of all three).