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.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.
The lower level contains the an open plan living area along with the kitchen and dining space guest bedroom a pantry and laundry room while the top floor of the extension holds the master suite. With the addition of the two-story structure much of the original home serves as a smart buffer zone and now houses a home studio and playroom.
Ponce Arquitectos the fabulous residence sits on an L-shaped lot and its historic past and unique silhouette defined this exciting modern makeover. It is the lower level of the home that steals the spotlight with its open plan living area that also contains the dining room and kitchen along with an additional guest space a wine cellar and a striking indoor garden.
The name Malibu invokes images of beautiful beaches plenty of sunshine high-end oceanfront property and of course the endless line of Celebs that seem to constantly move in and out of the famous coastal strip.
Located on the picturesque this smart bioclimatic house was designed by Alventosa Morell Arquitectes in response to the unique challenges that the forest site presented. From a green roof that allows it to blend in with the landscape to a cantilevered structure that leaves minimal footprint on the lot this home is an eco-friendly masterpiece!
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.