The world around us gets recreated because we are constantly on the lookout for something new and exciting. Interior designers have this natural instinct when it comes to combining stories and materials feeling and colors or textures and memories.
Were entrusted with a similar job when home owners of an eight-decade old residence in Noordwijk Netherlands opted for a modern overhaul. Bringing together its original ‘rustic’ elements with contemporary extensions is an example of a renovation that keeps the character of the home intact.
There is absolutely no doubting the fact that renovation and restoration tasks are always more challenging for architects and designers than conjuring up a home from scratch. The restrictions placed by an existing structure make the task of a ‘makeover’ a creative challenge.
With the majestic Pacific making up the backyard quite literally this Malibu house indeed is an absolute dream. In fact the ocean gently rushes underneath the cantilevered home during high tide. Large glass windows in the living room and the bedroom offer unabated views of the ocean which is just a few steps away. And what does all this opulence and extravagance cost?
Original front elevation of the home was kept intact while incorporating brand new interiors that included two new upper level extensions that provided private quarters for the adults and the children separately. While the stylish lower level sports a living space that is connected visually with the backyard and a dining area the top floors house the bedrooms which offer lovely views along with ample privacy.
What do you do when you suddenly realize that your home doesn’t suit your needs and taste anymore? You start renovating! That’s exactly what a couple from Bellevue Washington decided to do with their home. But they didn’t settle with just any renovation. Together with Seattle-based they came up with a ground-up remodel that turned their residence into a real dream home.
Wood is an element that dominates the visual of the house while stone and glass compliment it perfectly. Lush green outdoors and courtyard tempt you to spend more time on the deck than indoors. The luxurious bedrooms and the modern bathrooms are placed on the top two levels along with an exercise room and an open lounge.