Reworking the interiors of a loft that was originally built in the early 1990s is definitely a lot easier than having to revamp a home from the Victorian or Georgian era! But that doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing and it still takes a few innovative design solutions and a lovely blend of form and functionality to get the job done.
This once semi-detached home was turned into a refreshing and ravishing modern bungalow for a family of four by blurring the line between the interior and the fabulous courtyard outside. The showstoppers of the house greet you as soon as you get past the which was added specifically to keep out any prying eyes!
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.
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.”
Wooden surfaces a dining table and decor bring some much needed warmth to the interior while smart lighting accentuates this visual beauty. A tranquil bedroom that borrows from the color palette of the living area and a small bathroom complete what is a truly refined and relaxing modern home.
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.
Large framed glass doors effortlessly connect the new kitchen and social zone with the garden outside. On the inside a simple color scheme dominated by white is employed while playful accents and edgy decor add some much needed color.