The new interior features trademark gables and sweeping arches that give the interior a more spacious appeal and usher in a classic architectural allure. Along with the gables large windows make their presence felt as they offer better views of the scenic landscape around the cottage.
Apart from the framed glass door that swings open to connect the living area and the backyard a large glass window next to a custom wooden bench in the living room completely opens up the interior to the world outside. This allows the brick wall covered with Boston Ivy to become a part of the living space visually giving the Holden Street House a hint of green goodness!
Sustainability is the key factor that drives every little aspect of the The Cave with 90 percent of all materials used in the construction of the house being derived from ranches and sandbanks around it. Old metal sheets and hardwood were sourced from an abandoned railway track nearby while earth and stone from the site were cleverly used to create a perfectly insulated yet airy living space.
Despite embracing a more traditional color scheme one associates with a beautiful beach house the interior designed by Pleysier Perkins is distinctly contemporary as the wall of white is broken by limed oak timber accents and a touch of color in each room.
The front section of the existing home was kept more or less the same with a minor rearrangement of spaces and transformation of the original living area and kitchen into additional bedrooms and guest areas. Striking imaginative and eco-conscious in its own right this is an extension that is all about a smart marriage of form and function.
Bring an air of freshness and openness the box-like design of the contemporary addition drew inspiration from shipping container homes and contains the new living area four bedrooms and a lovely study.
Large windows in the bedroom and living areas usher in natural light even as the open plan living area eliminates the need for any additional partitions. Insulation and waterproofing upgrades for the roof complete the alteration which is stylish sensitive to the original design of the house and budget-friendly.