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.
It is that time of the year when you want to pack your bags and head on a lovely holiday that takes you away from the busy city streets to an idyllic escape that helps you relax and rejuvenate. If you love skiing a white Christmas and the idea of being surrounded by majestic Alps a holiday home like might just be the ideal getaway for you. Nestled on snow-clad Alpine slopes and surrounded by imposing mountains and a scenic landscape this contemporary chalet promises its owner the perfect winter vacation home.
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.
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.
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.
There is no room for excesses inside this ergonomic getaway where life is simple and uncomplicated. Going easy on your pocket and the planet a prefab like this is the perfect way to enjoy the comforts of a holiday home without having to splurge a fortune.