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.
An interesting feature of the home’s design is the innovative use of black in every room that anchors the large open spaces and defines them in a minimal fashion. Be it the staircase the wall with shelves in the living room the modern fireplace or the kitchen workstation; black holds sway inside this Austrian home. The black white and wood color palette lets the home standout visually even while ensuring that the smart contemporary aesthetic is not lost whatsoever.
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.
It is barely a surprise then that the homeowners of this from Mountain View California turned to the best when they wished to revamp their residence. While the basic structure of the house was left largely unaltered major changes were made both on the inside and outdoors to give the aged home a revitalized modern sheen. The result is truly a delight!
Designed by Jaime Ortiz de Zevallos the home features an interior that is completely hidden from the world outside. Yet the rear part of the house opens up toward the garden and pool area with a cantilevered bedroom section providing shade for the outdoor living space below.
The chalet seems more modern than traditional as you step into its living room and a fabulous wood and cement fireplace becomes the focal point of this relaxing setting. Step in further and you have the large dining space and the modern kitchen both of which offer views that are as appealing as those from the living area.
When it comes to fabulous apartments with Scandinavian style is the place to be. The city constantly provides inspiration with some of the best Scandinavian style apartments on offer and this refined delight designed by Alexander White is no different.