Is a project that demanded all of these qualities as this brown brick cottage from the 1800s was in need of an elegant and urgent modern makeover. It is the creative folks from extrArchitecture who accomplished this as they completely transformed the classic London home on the inside even while keeping the street façade largely intact.
Brick exposed concrete rebar and metal oxide give the interior a cozy inviting appeal despite creating a color palette that transports you to an ancient Iranian-style setting. Yet modern industrial elements and a loft-style floor plan ensure that there is a fine balance between the past and the present.
Draped with wood on the outside the home tries to combine the cozy atmosphere of a classic mountain home with sleek contemporary aesthetics to offer the best of both worlds. The interior of the house is simple unassuming and devoid of bold color to ensure that the focus remains firmly on the landscape outside.
Carefully planned cutouts shape the new basement-level music room and the lap pool next to the home even as the private spaces feel relaxed and inviting. Still inherently traditional and yet unmistakably modern on the inside this is a bushland home that bridges two different design philosophies.
A task gleefully taken up by Woodford Architecture and Interiors the 1960’s structure is now a bright cheerful and modern home that embraces its coastal roots in a serene fashion. And it is undoubtedly the fabulous view outside that makes this breezy even more special as one enjoys privileged views of Burgh Island and the quiet village of Bigbury-on-Sea.