Restoring a home that is over 200 years old is a tough task at the best of times. It is a job that demands great care understating of local design style history and heritage along with a mastery of innovative design solutions.
A box-like rear extension is connected to the garden and deck outside using large sliding glass doors even as the private spaces sit cozily on the top level. Nifty storage units hidden cabinets and efficient wardrobes in the bedrooms complete an alteration that is both pleasing and practical.
Crafting a low-energy modern home is all about getting the ‘bones’ of the house right and adding additional energy-efficient features that allow it to cut back on power consumption. This large home in Vienna Austria designed by Zoran Bodrozic is one such delight that seems to maintain an open inviting ambiance despite its eco-friendly credentials.
It is an arrangement that offers both privacy and the best possible views from every room of the cabin. The rectangular form of the cabin its understated design and perfect form improve the insulation and ensure that no heat is lost during the cold winter months.
Track lighting in black and Tom Dixon pendants in the same hue add to the dramatic appeal of the dining space with a beautifully-lit stairwell leading to the top floors. It is the rear of the house that completely opens up towards the large deck pool and spa zone outside thanks to the extensive use of glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.