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.
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.
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).
The backdrop uses neutral shades along with a generous amount of gray while plush fabric throws pillows and accessories add pops of bright color. A stunning contemporary kitchen with a cheerful ambiance an ingenious dining space and a trendy nursery make up the lower level.
While most modern homeowners tend to prefer a more gallery-style display for their curated art collection this is the case of using artwork to set the mood for a cheerful and eclectic home where every little detail surprises and enthralls you.
A section of the wall is clad in brick and offers textural contrast even as a lovely reading nook completes the space. The kitchen is the true highlight of the house with its gorgeous island sleek shelves and a design that effortlessly marries form and functionality.