As one of the oldest types of structures stone cottages are still popular today especially in places where there’s plenty of extra rock lying around. For instance in New England and the UK stones were used as a building material to get them out of farmers’ way as they plowed their fields.
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.”
Intentionally designed by Auxau Atelier d’Architecture to keep both initial costs and maintenance to a minimum the nifty new addition adds a small breakfast zone and a sleek contemporary kitchen to the existing traditional home.
Originally built in the this old and weary residence was turned into a stunning modern masterpiece that combines aesthetics with eco-friendly ergonomics. This was accomplished by Ezequiel Farca Architects who went about the task of modernizing the home with elegant panache!
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.
While most modern homeowners tend to prefer a more gallery-style display for their curated art collection this is the case of using artwork to set the mood for a cheerful and eclectic home where every little detail surprises and enthralls you.
Custom wall art on the walls coupled with impressive lighting immediately grabs your attention while subtle touches of blue and turquoise add to the ocean-inspired interior. A grand social zone filled with dining space that showcases a checkered floor in black and white and a sleek modern kitchen extend the lower-level living space.