One can only see a hint of this modernity from the street but as you step inside the ambiance of the house moves completely away from its more traditional brick-clad exterior. White is the color of choice inside with a dash of gray adding refinement to the setting even as a flood of light from the new living area flows all the way to the front section.
It is barely a surprise then that eco-conscious and style-savvy homeowners are increasingly turning to additions and extensions to give their old period homes a rejuvenating contemporary appeal.
Nestled in a quiet little neighborhood of Crawley Hampshire the follows a similar path as Adam Knibb Architects expanded the existing living space and refurbished the interior completely by removing the existing workers cottage and bringing the outdoors inside. The result is a wonderful fusion of past and present as brick polished modern surfaces wood and glass come together in a graceful fashion.
This was specifically done not just to bring in sunlight but also to ensure that the makeover allowed the homeowners to spend more time outside even while staying visually connected with the interior. With a dining area kitchen living area bath and laundry the new family zone becomes the focal point of life at the .
The idyllic rear yard offers much more than amazing views and a soothing hangout as the refreshing pool expansive deck alfresco dining and barbecue area ensure that the homeowners spend more time outside than indoors. A lavish residence that epitomizes the glitz glamour and grandeur of life in this hip city it is the interior that plays second fiddle to the outdoor living zone.
But that is not the end of surprises at this awesome Belgian home as a sloped green roof that seems like an extension of the garden landscape ensures that the structure completely blends in with its backdrop.
A home in ecological paradise does sound like an enticing option that offers a rare window into the amazing sights and sounds of the natural world. But building a home on the edge of Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – is not the easiest of tasks because of the many restrictions that come with such a sensitive site rich in flora and fauna.