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.
When brilliant architecture meets a breathtaking natural landscape the result is often a dream home that not only offers you a window into an exotic and relaxing world but also creates a dwelling that seems like an extension of the scenery that surrounds it.
This allows bikes and bicycles to become a part of the interior visual even while bringing in a flood of natural light and cheerfulness. The top level contains the kitchen dining area and living space which overlook the garden below thanks to the use of large glass windows.
Bi-fold doors blur the line between the interior and the garden with skylights bringing in additional ventilation in the hallway and the powder room. Despite the use of contrasting textures and finishes nothing seems out of place inside this Aussie home as custom lighting and a charming landscape cap off the brilliant fusion.
Inside the living area is split into two half-levels with one containing the Scandinavian-style living area and the other filled with a modern kitchen and dining room with a view.
What was once a dark house because of its orientation is now a light-filled environment with the novel living space being flanked by the small courtyard on one side and an inviting rear garden on the other.
Adaptive reuse of old structures and modern renovation of tired and dreary old homes are not only cost-effective options that reduce housing costs they also help the planet by maximizing resources and reducing waste.