Were entrusted with a similar job when home owners of an eight-decade old residence in Noordwijk Netherlands opted for a modern overhaul. Bringing together its original ‘rustic’ elements with contemporary extensions is an example of a renovation that keeps the character of the home intact.
A multitude of colors speaks about the joy to live it’s a constant reminder of the beautiful things in life and their tendency to mix and match. As each life is different each home display the happiness impetuosity naturalness its inhabitants believe in.
The interiors are kept largely neutral in white and gray with a bright red accent couch in the living space stealing the show. Stylish use of skylights make sure there is appropriate natural light even in the private areas while an expansive deck to the north allows the residents to be at one with the bamboo and Japanese maple backdrop. A beautiful wooden staircase connects the lower level with the top floors and a concrete path above the water surface in the backyard makes for a cool walkway.
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.
A cloak of wooden cladding exudes a warm and inviting charm. The beautiful recessed lighting showcases the sparkling interiors. An open living plan was employed indoors as all the old doors were done away with to create a single flowing space. Largely neutral walls in white gentle wooden tones and ergonomic furniture complete the remainder of the house.
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.
The new and extended feature seems to steal the spotlight and falls in line with the trend of home owners opting for renovations clad in glass and protruding into a spacious backyard. The visual connectivity with the world outside combined with its contrasting presence makes the ‘glassy’ kitchen and family space an instant hit. A glass extension on the top level also promises unhindered views of the distant sea. A bespoke staircase with its stylish railing in white completes the list of fabulous additions to this striking.