The result: the dingy dark interior was transformed into a bright and beautiful setting. As is the norm these days the home has a new rear extension that flows into the backyard as the Nest Architects completely revamped the ambiance of this small family residence.
While it might seem like a revamped and rejuvenated old farmhouse from the outside the residence is in fact a brand new structure that was intentionally designed to bring some old world charm indoors.
The new kitchen sitting on the ground floor acts as a bridge between the front guest lounge and the rear living area and dining space and is visually connected with the revamped rear garden.
It is precisely this crazy conundrum that the ingenious House at by Envelope Architects aims to overcome with a smart use of a central courtyard and an ingenious ‘light well’. In fact this vertical column at the heart of the house ends up becoming the defining feature of the eclectic modern home.
A wonderful outdoor sitting area and barbecue zone are sheltered by a simple pergola while the smart and restrained use of windows creates that elusive balance between privacy and connectivity with the outdoors. Décor in the living area kitchen and bedrooms is kept minimal and understated to ensure that the neutral color palette is left undisturbed.