Located in the neighborhood of in Canada the is a project that showcases how one can turn an old row house into an intriguing modern masterpiece full of whimsical elements! The exquisite remodel was carried out by MARK+VIVI and the revamped interior serves both as a cozy home and a spacious studio for designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera.
Designing a home that responds to the needs of the landscape it sits in adapts to its specific climatic requirements and becomes one with the backdrop is a hard task indeed. It requires balance precision and ingenuity that bring together two contrasting worlds. Accomplishing this task with modern flair and inviting warmth is the gorgeous in.
Drawing inspiration from a dollhouse to create a beautiful modern extension for a traditional home does sound intriguing and a touch far-fetched. But this is precisely what the imaginative folks from BKK Architects pulled off with the gorgeous in Victoria Australia.
It is easy to understand the choice of style as the Pacific Ocean in the distance and the sunny weather seem like the perfect backdrop in which one can revel in some stunning Mediterranean architecture.
Pleasant walkways outdoor patios and tranquil sitting zones expand the living area outdoors even as the private spaces on the top level drape the homeowners in complete luxury. Perfectly capturing the spirit of the background it sits in this is a mountain residence that promises picture-perfect holidays all year long!
But when Gavin Kelly moved from Australia to Seattle in the late 90s and was searching for a house in the he was unaware that the old 1960s residence he was about to buy was designed by Paul Kirk himself! With a roof that combined with its north and south side walls to create a homogenous structure this 1966 house was transformed into a modern hub a decade down the line.
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.