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.
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.
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.
An abundance of colors can also balance the cold feeling of materials used to create the living spaces. For example colorful glass vases accentuated by expressive paintings cut through the cold atmosphere buried in the steel and glass staircase thus lifting the floating staircase to new levels of expression.
The interiors of the residence sport an urban contemporary look with sleek and polished surfaces accentuated by clean and well defined lines. The main floor houses a spacious living room a lovely dining space next to a large window an ergonomic kitchen and cozy breakfast rooms that offer a perfect start to the day. All these spaces are connected visually with one another with only ceiling transitions demarcating them in a stylish and sleek fashion.
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.
The renovation of the existing structure required an extensive makeover. Since the home owners wanted their revamped residence to sport unabated views of the world outside glass has been used lavishly to achieve the best result possible. With maximized views and ample natural ventilation this classic home was instantly turned into a more open and inviting dwelling.