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).
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.
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.
Another trademark feature of the loft is its wonderful blend of the old the new and the timeless with iconic pieces like the Eames lounger finding a space among more quirky modern pieces. The mezzanine level contains the bedrooms and kids’ spaces along with additional home workspaces that overlook the living area below. Polished energetic and playful this is a New York City home that captures the spirit of its neighborhood to perfection!
Everyone loves a home with a brilliant indoor-outdoor interplay that blurs the line between the interior and the world outside. But designing such a home in the arid landscape of the in presents a whole new set of problems.
It was Lane Williams Architects who transformed this 1960s midcentury home into a contemporary family residence by expanding the living area adding an additional bedroom and breaking up the visual of dark Western Red Cedar in the living area with a white-painted drywall.
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.