But there are times when smart utilization of available square footage is all you need to create a space-savvy home that serves the needs of a modern family. is a Japanese residence that draws you in with its innate sense of minimalism contrasting wooden and concrete surfaces that blend warmth with steely cold finishes and a large bookshelf that stretches across two floors!
The deck becomes a part of the living room visual giving it a more expansive vibe. A contemporary kitchen with black island and cabinets adds contrast to the open living in white while sliding glass doors bring in a flood of natural light.
With the stairway clearly delineating the second level into the living area on one side and the kitchen and dining on the other the need for additional internal partitions has been completely done away with.
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.
Reuse of materials was an important part of the new house with paneled wood doors doorknobs and hardware from the old interior being reused fully. Pops of Benjamin Moore’s Melon Popsicle fuchsia pastel pinks and green enliven different rooms of the house while curated art work unique collectibles and a gorgeous living room diorama provide playful and exquisite finishing touches on a transformation that leaves you 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.
Thanks to the more open design the splendid house now is filled with plenty of natural light and the outdoor patios and pergola sitting spaces become an integral part of the interior. A pleasant residence that feels more like a serene holiday escape.