Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.
Yet it is the exterior of the house that draws your attention instantly with two retaining concrete walls supporting the cantilevered frame of the house. This preserves the original lot as much as possible and fashion a residence that is as ecologically non-invasive as possible.
Transforming a traditional row house that dates back to 1880 into a contemporary home that serves the needs of a modern family is a task that requires a careful balance of form and function The space available is indeed limited creating another dimension to the design conundrum and it does take a hint of creativity along with an understanding of the building’s past to get the best result.
The lower level of the loft contains a breezy living area a double height kitchen and dining space and a cool workstation that barely draws your attention. The color scheme is neutral with white being the dominant hue (as one would expect).
Nestled in the arid landscape of the this contemporary residence aims to find that perfect balance between an inviting living environment and responsible architecture that takes into account the existing ecosystem.