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 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.
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.
Located in this cool contemporary family loft underwent a similar transformation as architects from ZeroEnergy Design turned the once dull and outdated space into a cheerful and ergonomic residence for a growing family.
Just next to it is the small dining area and the transition from the old heritage home to the new dazzling addition seems almost seamless. Next to it is the glass box with the sitting area and both new structures overlook the lovely pool and the backyard.
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.
Thanks to smart design and proper planning the entire shell of the cottage was put together in a mere two days and the interior was left largely unembellished to bring out the elegance of raw wooden surfaces. There is an innate minimal yet rustic appeal about the design which includes the clever addition of modern comforts.