The modern kitchen is well and truly the heart and soul of the house and often ends up being the social zone where family members come together to catch up after a long hard day. While that is hardly surprising the owners of by KUBE Architecture in take it a step further by making their new ‘cook’s kitchen’ the focal point of their existing rowhouse makeover.
A tranquil and comfy getaway that allows you to spend lazy summer evenings on the sand as you take in the sun and the surf does sound like an inviting proposition. Located in Australia is a charming residence that definitely ushers in that beachy vibe with its classic color scheme of white and blue and an airy refreshing interior.
The kitchen alteration was carried out by Christy Allen Designs who also aided the owners in picking the right colors décor lighting options artwork and accessories for the rest of the house. The final result is a comfy contemporary interior that exudes an air of refinement.
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 contemporary extension that expands the living space of your traditional home and gives it a modern makeover is often the best way to alter your existing house to suit the needs of a growing family. Located in the vibrant suburb of Sandringham in New Zealand this cottage is the home of renowned Melbourne pub owner and his family with two children.
When Dom Arquitectura was brought in to give the home a quick facelift they were asked to do so without actually altering the existing volume drastically. The idea of adding an iron and wicker pergola to extend the living area into the rear garden was the stroke of genius that accomplished this metamorphosis with ease.
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.