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.
Every material chosen to craft the house such as the metallic exterior stone walls glass and steel pavilions and woodsy additions were picked for their durability and easy-to-maintain quality. This allows the kids a lot more freedom indoors blurs the line between the interior and the outdoor deck and pool area and gives the house a truly distinct personality.
Functionality and comfort are the two key aspects that defined the transformation with form taking a backseat at times. The wooden deck outside visually becomes a part of the living room and kitchen and adds textural contrast along with a stone fireplace that sits next to the glossy all-white contemporary kitchen. A household that is pragmatic and cozy to its core!
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.
The traditional street façade of the double-fronted home was kept intact and a two-story extension was added to the rear connecting the existing garden with the interior in a seamless fashion.
The dramatic 25-feet-high open living area on the lower level contains the living space dining room and kitchen with each area flowing into the next. Instead of completely shunning its past the converted church actually embraces its rich heritage with fabulous stained glass windows bringing pops of yellow red and green into each room.
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.