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.
Prepared to take on the night entertainment a bar area like the one pictured below takes me personally on a roller coaster through I-want-one-land. Luxury meets black when a sumptuous nature is required but this example of highly contemporary style needs owners highly motivated to party.
This speaks of attention to detail which is an important feature of luxury. Careful not to destroy the fragile balance between design elements and colors you can end up having your dream home shining in natural light and sparkling with vivid colors creating an atmosphere you will love to experience daily.
The deck is accessible through the master suite of the house. It provides a large and furnished area where the owners of the residence can enjoy countless beautiful sunsets. Next to the sleek pool is a series of ottomans that give you an opportunity to catch your breath in between all the fun! Beautiful woven all-weather armchairs grace the remainder of the deck with a lovely dining set placed in one of the corners.
The concrete beams that are lit ever so elegantly make up the ceiling of the living space and steal the show with ease. Plush décor in white and grey is used throughout and walls in muted tones bring in the contemporary style. Stone and glass are the elements that are largely utilized with wooden surfaces being sporadic and largely relegated to the kitchen and the deck space on the outside.
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.
While the interiors employ a largely neutral color palette with emphasis being placed on warm earthen tones the presence of flowing blue accents throughout the residence is pretty obvious. This gives both the interiors and the exterior an inimitable look and a distinct sense of playfulness.