The two new cantilevered structures added to the original residence do not alter the street elevation of the home and most would be surprised to find such modern interiors as they step in. Large floor-to-ceiling glass windows accentuate the open living plan and also offer ample ventilation. A spacious courtyard with a refreshing pool lovely deck space a fireplace and lush green surroundings tempts you to spend more time outdoors than inside!
Since both the clients and the architects wanted to create a home that had greater visual connectivity with the outdoors large floor-to-ceiling glass windows were utilized in an expansive fashion. This not only created a more airy and open atmosphere but allowed for ample natural ventilation to drive out any remaining dark corners.
Brazilian walnut floors glossy marble surfaces and a large fireplace greet you as you enter the large and open living room. Extravagant use of glass allows for a seamless connectivity with the outdoors along with ample natural lighting.
The long way to becoming the dream home for Sarah and Kimo Bertram started on in Sausalito where the house-boat has been envisioned by the creative minds from Robert Nebolon Architects together with general contractor Bart Elmer. The duo came up with the idea of nesting the structure in a boxlike concrete barge that not only protects it from the marine climate but also provides keel-like stability — a much needed feature on water.
In our quest for luxury not only high-rising panoramas adorned with Patricia Urquiola’s Tropicalia Cocoon Hanging Chairs have the power to amaze us bathrooms and pools speak the same language of hope for better design. When color and creativity meet stunningly simple spaces can become platforms for observing the surroundings or they can become works of art themselves.
The stylish residence sports an open floor living plan with the kitchen dining area and the living space all connected visually. Though large glass windows ensure that it opens up towards the ocean the entrance is gated and includes a large courtyard that blocks any prying eyes.
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.