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.”
It is not very often that you come across such an energizing use of color in contemporary homes but this gorgeous NYC loft manages to pull off the look with panache. A full-colored couch in blue along with ottomans in bright fuchsia steal the show in the living area and the gorgeous use of brilliant blue in the kitchen adds to this exquisite look.
The idea was to design a new structure that reminded the family of the previous cottage while giving it a stylish modern makeover. The remote location of the lot along with a desire to minimize the environmental impact caused by the construction of a new cottage resulted in a structure which was largely crafted off-site.
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.
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.
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.
Multifunctional spaces in all three levels allow the homeowners to relax in style while they take in the view outside. Sliding glass doors connect the sitting space and breakfast nook on the third level with the pool and stunning courtyard outside. A green roof outdoor living walls and a lush garden give the home a green cloak that steals the show.