Draped in wood on the outside large glass windows connect the prefab with the world outside visually. Sliding wooden doors cover up these windows and offer complete privacy when needed even as the modest interior adopts a modern beach style.
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.
The vertical space inside the apartment is used to the hilt with a mezzanine-level bedroom overlooking the spacious kitchen and dining area below. The living space is inherently simple with a bright blue couch at the heart of it all.
The top level has been altered into a mezzanine level with the private spaces that embrace the Nordic flavor and ergonomics of the living area. A custom wooden staircase with glass railing steals the show in this exquisite Montreal home even as the small outdoor deck promises relaxing evenings throughout the warmer months.
The living area is highlighted by the beautiful blue sectional on one side and a contemporary fireplace on the other with built-in seating next to it. Flowing into the dining area and the adjacent kitchen the entire interior seems like one large social zone where each space melts into the next in an effortless fashion.
Wooden cabinets and wonderful fireplaces add contrast and warmth to an interior that otherwise is homogenous. A nifty staircase connects the lower living area with the bedrooms on the top level even as the spa zone next to the deck completes a modern home that is understated and exquisite.
We often find homeowners scurrying around to uncover a cool new decorating style for their home that is both unique and something they can relate to. But the true essence of decorating and design is always about getting in touch with your inner self and the gorgeous in does this exceptionally even as it showcases a style of its own.