The heritage façade of the home was left untouched with the rear bearing the brunt of the change as a lovely extension was seamlessly combined with the existing brick structure. A narrow transition zone between both spaces connects the past and present architecturally even as elements from one era effortlessly blend with the other.
A long corridor with glass windows connects the indoors with the pool area modest deck and small garden. At one end of the house sits the master bedroom that opens up into its own private garden while the kids’ room on the opposite side has a great view of the pool area. This is a home where the line between the interior and the world outside is clearly defined and yet one sees a seamless interaction between the two.
The first floor of the existing house holds two bedrooms and a bathroom while the distinct timber box sitting atop the new extension contains the master suite. Uncomplicated in its approach and cheerful this smart residence feels like a bridge between two contrasting eras.
With a low-slung design and smart sliding glass doors one finds the transition from the exterior to the living space almost seamless and a large concrete patio makes this an even more effortless affair. A carefully curated and stacked wall of milled lumber finished with glossy varnish shapes the entrance giving the residence a fabulous fun architectural feature.
Add to this the distinct presence of wide cedar board siding that is literally ‘stapled on’ using custom stainless steel clips and you have a home that does everything it can to ensure that the open living area is detached from the constant hustle and bustle outdoors.
Giving those old dark and dreary homes a modern facelift using a rear extension is arguably the most popular way to revitalize classic homes without disturbing their street façade too much.
A staircase leads to the lower level with the bedrooms bathrooms and guest spaces while the smart use of large windows fills even the underground level with ample natural light during daytime. With great insulation and colorful décor it is easy to quickly forget that this home is a touch different from those around it.