Many of us opt for a neural color palette in the living room or family area and decorate the bedroom and bathroom in more extravagant shades. Even in a neutral living room bright accents and lively decor have become all too common in recent times.
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.
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.
Even in Scotland the stone cottage has gone modern proving that this style can endure the ages. (This structure from Croft 103 is sustainable too.) Two neighboring derelict cottages on the Irish coast were rebuilt and then combined using a modern addition of a glass vestibule. The result is an incredibly modern dwelling by Peter Legge Associates.
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.
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).
Have you ever felt that the magic of your new home or renovated apartment wore off all too quickly and you were left searching for ways to recapture that excitement? The creative folks at Andrew Maynard Architects came up with an innovative new way to keep things fresh and unique as they turned an old boring structure in Australia into a truly one-of-a-kind modern home.