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.
A cozy upper unit of an 80’s duplex building in the (interesting choice of name indeed!) combines brilliant architectural solutions with the vision of the homeowner to create a fascinating contemporary home.
An array of 72 photovoltaic panels on the roof brings home plenty of green energy and once again the orientation of the home and the slope of the roof help in maximizing the output of solar energy. Open living areas cozy bedrooms and a curated outdoor living zone complete this nifty residence where architecture ventures way beyond mere aesthetics.
This blend of rustic and modern overtones seems to be the most popular cocktail when it comes to design styles for vacation homes and idyllic escapes set in the mountainous outback of Colorado. The exterior with its natural dry-stack stone copper paneling and clear cedar siding paints a pretty picture with fascinating shades and vibrant elegance.
With the living area and the dining room extending into the wooden deck outside the interior seems a lot more spacious visually. The brick wall in the kitchen offers textural contrast to the setting even as curated contemporary décor paints a picture of understated elegance and inviting warmth.
Pops of color such as the yellow accent wall in the living area dark chalkboard wall in the kitchen and vintage Coca-Cola signs in the bedroom enhance the air of playful joy indoors. With new metallic bones and classic 19th century charm this is a house that leaves you mesmerized with its sheer ingenuity!
Designed by Stephan Maria Lang it is this living area that becomes the heart and soul of the house as it extends into the lavish deck pool area and garden outside. The infinity pool and outdoor dining and sitting space provide a relaxing getaway that seems removed from the rush of fast-paced urban life.