Glass doors and walls connect the kitchen and dining spaces with the courtyard outside and this revitalizes the interior and gives it a bright and cheerful ambiance that the homeowners desired.
The lower level of the house contains the double-height living area along with a kitchen and dining space that showcases vibrant yellow and orange accents. The top floor houses five bedrooms with each having their own color scheme along with bathrooms and family areas.
Designing a home for a family with three young children that encourages them to live their life to the fullest Shiflet Group Architects & Glynis Wood Interiors put their expertise together to shape the perfect blend of traditional Texan charm and contemporary elegance. Located on a lovely little lot in Texas the was crafted to combine the timeless allure of rustic living with modern comforts in a seamless fashion.
Along with various shades of blue it is the presence of gray in the living room and the dining area that gives the home its distinctly contemporary flavor and helps it move away from the typical beach house ambiance.
It is not just all pomp and splendor at The Edge though as a roof that is harvested to in-ground water tanks integrated with all hydraulic systems energy-efficient LED lighting a concrete shell that keeps the home cool and shelters it from tropical storms and a minimal footprint make it an eco-friendly marvel as well. The cascading waterfall in the room also adds to the temperature control feature with the evaporating water keeping the heat away on blistering summer afternoons.
The lakeside cottage was built more than a decade and a half ago and while its owner enjoyed several memorable summers at the cottage it was time for a fresh upgrade. It was from Gilbert+Burke who revamped the interior and altered both the structural plans of the house and the landscaping around it to give it a new lease on life.
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.