And when everything inside is beautifully decorated the outdoors is simply a mirror of the inhabitant’s care for both interior and exterior appeal. This balance between the beauty of interior spaces and an outdoor zone where man-made and natural colors meet is unequaled.
With a rather elegant blue and white exterior (finished in highly durable fluoropolymer paint) the 2100-square-foot home doesn’t even hint at the fantastic interior that you see upon entering. The design strikes with colorful additions that bring life and define the its personality. Everything has a contemporary touch starting with the open space living room the bright kitchen design and finishing with a stunning dining area.
Cold color duos broken by lettering or vivid warm colors captured in furniture and art create a sense of joy and private serenity. Both convey the playful spirit of the owner. When love for geometry intervenes a bedroom can easily become the display scene for colorful paintings that encourages the use of natural held back colors in the rest of the space. Take a second to imagine which of the following three photos sparks your interest.
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.
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.
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.
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.