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.
By suing the gray shingle roofing material all the way down to the walls Lane Williams creates a smart fusion of classic and contemporary styles that draws your attention instantly. A new media room that also doubles as guest space a children’s bedroom and a white kitchen with quartz countertops add to the sparkle of this revitalized Seattle family home.
Showcasing all of this in a refined contemporary fashion is the in designed by Søren Rose Studio. The beautiful home brings forth all the classic features of the Tribeca loft but with a hip New York City twist!
Even though it is muted colors that help shape the backdrop additions like the metallic pendant in the dining space and modern wall art in the living room bring a distinct identity to the fabulous residence.
There is no doubting the fact that it is the view outside that is the real showstopper here but the design of this wonderful cabin the remarkably comfy ambiance it creates indoors and the elegant use of natural materials and plush textures to accomplish this complement the majestic scenery perfectly.
The open design of means it needs to turn to new strategies in order to combat the harsh desert conditions while retaining its contemporary appeal. This was accomplished by Kevin B Howard Architects using a unique blend of traditional adobe walls and a series of wafer-thin overhangs!
The double-height living space is clad in decorative screening to ensure that the wall of windows seems far more visually appealing while controlling the flood of natural light. Drapes and operable louvres add another layer of ventilation and temperature control to this level.