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.
Sometimes it’s all about the view and a home has to live up to the scenery that surrounds it! Set on the idyllic coast of England this exquisite modern residence was once an old bungalow that was in need of an urgent and refreshing transformation.
A style like Scandinavian perfectly lends itself to green design because of its innate simplicity practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspect of design. This is precisely why APPAREIL architecture opted for a modern Nordic look as they revamped an old home in Montreal to create a sustainable elegant and energetic home that is full of cheer.
Large glass panes and doors opened up the house to the curated new landscape outside and the outdoor lounge now seems like an organic extension of the interior. Wood siding is another major feature that defines the house gives it a distinct façade and also keeps the timeless Eichler appeal intact.
Dubbed the house is spread across four different levels and each level seems like a natural extension of the one below. It is the ground floor with its sweeping living area kitchen and dining area that sets the tone for the private levels above and the basement below.
The indoor-outdoor interplay is efficient with skylights and gabled ceilings creating a sense of cheerfulness and space. Beautiful chandeliers also enliven the living and dining areas with even the kids’ bedroom and adult bedrooms embracing the neutral color scheme.
Since the home sits on a corner lot this clever blend of privacy and openness was an absolute must even as the rooftop garden and a series of skylights bring a sense of freshness and cheerful warmth to the modern interior.