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.
A series of picture windows skylights and glass doors bring the outdoors inside while eliminating any scope of a dull or poorly-lit corner. The color scheme relies on the extensive use of white for the backdrop with delightful paintings and décor bringing in a flood of color and pattern.
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.
At the core of its design is a neutral color palette crisp design warm décor additions and plenty of natural light – features that make it so very distinctly Scandinavian. It is light gray and white that form the backdrop with pops of blue and green adding color to the setting in different rooms.
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!
The multi-level house uses windows in an efficient fashion to improve both the smartness of the interior and to give it a more airy open appeal. Large sliding and folding glass doors connect various rooms with the large deck and pool area that becomes the new ‘social zone’ of the private home.