Existing building constraints meant that the street façade of the house was left completely untouched while a modern living area kitchen and dining were added to the rear. Connecting the rear garden smaller inner courtyard and barbecue zone with the living space the revitalized interior is filled with a flood of natural light.
The central idea behind the design conjured up by KEM STUDIO was to create a relaxing and nature-centric hub that allows the homeowners to leave behind their hectic urban life. It is essentially a house that has the aura of a ‘serene second home’!
Connectivity with nature was the driving force behind the form of this Japanese residence and the unique L-shaped cutout in its living space that leads one on to the wooden deck outside. Large glass doors and cleverly placed corner windows bring the distant mountains indoors even as the many sights and sounds outside leave you spellbound.
It is this continuous presence of brick that gives the addition its unique appeal even as the lovely clerestory windows above usher in a hint of modern industrial flair.
Escaping the rush monotony and dullness of urban life is easier said than done. Taking a trip every once in a while is simply not possible for all of us and finding alternatives is all about bringing greenery to your home. Giving you ample inspiration when it comes to creating your own personal urban oasis draped in greenery the leaves you completely spellbound.
Since the rowhouse is not blessed with extravagantly large spaces it was important to fashion a living environment that was refreshing inviting and visually spacious without going overboard.
The cheerful white and wood color palette is continued in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well with industrial style lighting indoor plants and modern décor adding a hint of color. Leaving much of the living space open and keeping the furniture additions down to a bare minimum the revamped loft feels both spacious and cozy even while reminding us of its historic past.