Walk through the long hallways and you’ll reach the bedroom; it’s airy bright and graceful in form. From the bedroom you connect with a modern bathroom. It has a charming walk-in shower (with a wood planked wall) beautiful quartz composite sinks and custom made wall panels to support them.
Luxury might seem like something inessential only conducive to pleasure and comfort but the geometry of great design can uplift the spirit just like art does. Colors and shapes have a direct influence on us our decisions and perspectives and we are naturally inclined to admire the beauty around us.
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.
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.
But probably the most interesting feature of the bathroom is the bath tub that is “wrapped oh-so-neatly with a quartz composite deck and apron so that it looks like a simple block of white”. Add some stunning views to the picture and I bet you can already imagine yourself sipping champagne and listening to music while bathing in utmost style.
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.
Since both the clients and the architects wanted to create a home that had greater visual connectivity with the outdoors large floor-to-ceiling glass windows were utilized in an expansive fashion. This not only created a more airy and open atmosphere but allowed for ample natural ventilation to drive out any remaining dark corners.