Despite these limitations turns out to be a stunning residence that blurs the line between the interior and the landscape around it even while creating a sense of privacy and modernity. At the core of this design are two simple rectangular volumes with the lower unit holding the living areas and the top block containing the private spaces.
Proximity to River Thames meant that digging for a new basement was a structural challenge in itself but add to it the need to blend a traditional silhouette with a contemporary interior delightful antiques and plush décor and you have a home makeover that is unique in every sense of the word.
But that is not where the many eco-friendly traits of this house end. Every little element has been carefully put in place to enhance its overall ‘green quotient’ and absolutely nothing is random or coincidental. Large glass windows and sliding glass doors bring in plenty of natural light along with cleverly placed skylights even as the open lower-level living area charms with its cool sunken living room. With a dining area and kitchen that are equally relaxing and yet unassuming you have an interior where less is definitely more.
Filled with motifs cultural elements and values inspired by Persian culture and concepts of Mithraism the home is influenced by the presence of the sun which plays a pivotal role in setting the tone. In fact ancient symbols that represent the sun appear throughout the residence which is designed by Studio Persian Primavera.
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.
As the sun sets warm lighting takes over and you still can enjoy unabated views of the not-too-distant island the vast stretch of blue and the beautiful countryside. When it comes to dream coastal homes few come better than this!
There is nothing quite like the image of the majestic alps in the backdrop snow-clad ski slopes a relaxing chalet with cozy ambiance and a fun-filled holiday to cheer you up this time of the year. It is this promise of a ‘perfect vacation’ that often keeps us going during the long hard days for the rest of the year!