A style like Scandinavian perfectly lends itself to green design because of its innate simplicity practicality and emphasis on the minimal aspect of design. This is precisely why APPAREIL architecture opted for a modern Nordic look as they revamped an old home in Montreal to create a sustainable elegant and energetic home that is full of cheer.
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 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.
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.
This was crafted by MAPA offers an idyllic refuge for its denizens as it sits on a countryside-beach lot in Uruguay. Bringing together the charm of open fields and a beautiful lagoon with the breezy freshness of the sea the small prefab is all about functionality ahead of form.
The wood siding seems to meander through the various rooms of the house even as walnut cabinets in the living room and a wall of cabinets in the bedroom complement it brilliantly. The new kitchen and the dining room next to it offer ample space for hosting weekend parties and entertaining guests throughout the year with ease even as pops of yellow and orange bring brightness to the color palette in white.
With a stylish dining space and a fabulous modern coastal-style kitchen the living area is both easy on the eyes and practical in design. An outdoor deck and hangout extend the living room with the smart bedrooms and bathrooms also embracing the coastal charm.