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.
Plush bedrooms and a spa-like bathroom along with large backyard and a refreshing pool complete this pleasant abode. Lighting plays a significant role in elevating the house to a whole new level of sophistication. Cool contemporary and refined the Blanco House is a cozy hub with understated elegance.
Large overhangs are also in place to ensure there is sufficient protection on a really damp Seattle day. An open floor plan sees lines between the living area and the outdoors blurred even as an ergonomic kitchen and dining area anchor the lower level of the house.
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.
A flowing harmony between the interior and the exterior seems to play a pivotal role in the charm of this lovely retreat. The interior sports a semi-minimal look with white grays and browns dominating the walls and the décor. Step inside and a beautiful fireplace an ergonomic kitchen and a luxurious living room greet you gleefully. Plush bedrooms that offer ample privacy great natural ventilation and a sleek modern fireplace complete this elegant retreat.
The final stage came and upon completion the house-boat was launched (disproving any technological opinions that it may not float) and towed through the San Francisco Bay to the place where it now proudly resides.