Exposed brick walls at the entrance wooden ceiling turnbuckles and beams blend in effortlessly with contemporary elements while a refined color scheme that is dominated by white and gray defines the cool cultured ambiance indoors.
While the rear of the cottage opens up onto a wooden deck next to the lake the street façade still offers ample privacy. The style of the renovation was based on woodsy mountain homes in Colorado and some of the wooden finishes were even brought in to achieve this unique look indoors.
The lowest level of the house contains the living space with the second and third floor featuring the master suite additional bedrooms and workspaces. The top floor with Jacuzzi the roof terrace and a fun toy room complete this remarkably creative dwelling.
As is the norm these days it is once again large sliding glass doors and a double-height wall of windows above that open up the otherwise ‘closed home’ towards the small private garden outside.
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.
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.
This definitely makes their lives a lot easier while allowing the kids to move around the house without restrictions – a concept that most home designers seem to neglect while focusing on picture-perfect aesthetics!