Orientation of along with sun protection on windows top-notch insulation thanks to the wooden frame skylights that bring in sunshine only in colder winter months and an attractive vegetal roof help in cutting back the heating and cooling needs of the home drastically.
The revamped Tasmanian home now contains the new living space kitchen and dining room on the lower level of the rear extension while additional bedrooms and entry are moved to the existing structure.
Designed by Kevin B Howard Architects the house sits on a lot that contains watershed patterns and the challenge of working the home around these without impeding them determined the desert dwelling’s overall silhouette. The beautiful combines scenic views with a cool indoor-outdoor interplay and an array of sustainable features in a seemingly effortless manner.
Much like the brilliant indoor garden a wall of tiles next to the staircase ends up being a showstopper and this eclectic collection of colorful tiles is repeated in the courtyard and bathroom to give a sense of continuity and cohesion. This dazzling collage was crafted by the designer by bringing together the various tiles used by him in other projects an effort that cuts back on cost and unnecessary wastage of materials.
Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
Large windows bring the dramatic views into every room and anyone who has been to Colorado on a ski trip or holiday will immediately realize the ease of access that this home offers to some of the best holiday spots in the region. Custom décor from Associates III and marvelous lighting complete this spellbinding getaway.
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.