The extension not only increases the living area of the home it also brings in ample natural light while leaving the existing heritage structure and the street elevation untouched. Requiring minimal maintenance and blurring the line between the interior and the backyard this indeed is an extension that makes the life of the homeowner easier and a lot more fun.
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.
The gorgeous home was designed by Fabio Fantolino and apart from black and white gray and brown make an appearance in every room. The living area features a plush couch in gray that stands out thanks to the all-white backdrop black side tables and a sleek entertainment unit in wood that barely makes its presence felt.
Previous partitions that created a clustered and boring look on the lower level of the house were replaced by smart strong steel beams to create an open plan living area. Wooden ceiling beams a concrete fireplace structure and lovely flooring that demarcates the living room from the kitchen and the dining areas give the home plenty of textural contrast.
The small living space and sitting area set the mood as the walls of the rooms are covered with amazing bright artwork that grabs your attention instantly. In fact you almost tend to overlook the presence of the unassuming decor and the existing wooden beams add a fascinating twist to the entire area.
Here the local grasses and ivies beautifully combine with the stone architecture and make a large building seem cozier: This -style room shows what is possible when you think modern with a traditional cottage (here they’ve simply taken out the attic floor of a traditional cottage to give the space a cathedral ceiling).
The dark exterior of the cottage allows it to blend in effortlessly with the landscape outside as dusk sets in everyday while the spacious deck area and the large living space with glass walls visually connect the interior with the outdoors. Panoramic views of the serene lake outside and the lush green natural canopy turn this retreat into a nature-lover’s delight…