Though the color palette of the home is neutral with pristine white dominating the scene a touch of warm wooden surfaces and dash of color here and there offers balanced contrast. Modern art on the walls and accent pillows help add further color to the space.
The stylish residence sports an open floor living plan with the kitchen dining area and the living space all connected visually. Though large glass windows ensure that it opens up towards the ocean the entrance is gated and includes a large courtyard that blocks any prying eyes.
Giving a traditional home a contemporary overhaul is a task far more challenging than designing a brand new residence from scratch. The pre-imposed constraints often make the work of architects that much more difficult. Stephenson ISA Studio though has done a commendable job in turning an old and dull residence in Manchester UK into a fabulous modern home that exudes transparency and class. One of the major elements of design that altered the look of the existing structure was the extensive use of glass.
Big bright spaces exposed to a heavy amount of daylight catch on a feeling of luxury while double-height spaces have this larger-than-life feel to them. When a double-height glass room contains colors they are subdued by the scale and openness. Carefully chosen furniture and design details cushions and even flower can brighten up a cold space and offer an elegance reminding you of the simple joys of life – like colors.
The two new cantilevered structures added to the original residence do not alter the street elevation of the home and most would be surprised to find such modern interiors as they step in. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows accentuate the open living plan and also offer ample ventilation. A spacious courtyard with a refreshing pool lovely deck space a fireplace and lush green surroundings tempts you to spend more time outdoors than inside!
Designed by DIALOG the residence is set next to a year-round stream and the lush green outdoors become an integral part of the contemporary interiors. Glass and wood have been used extensively in the design of the new home that replaced an existing structure on the lot. While glass provided seamless connectivity with the topography warm wooden tones offered both privacy and modern accents.
Docked on Mission Creek in San Francisco California this modern floating house is proof that life on the water can be beautiful sophisticated and intriguing at the same time.