The overall silhouette of the home which was brought to life by Berner Loftfield definitely draws its inspiration from the timeless architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. The super-slim cantilevered roofs keep out the sun while extending the living space outdoors and giving the residence a distinct contemporary vibe.
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.
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.
One of the striking features of the house is the clever use of staircases bridges and walkways to ensure that the ground below is left as untouched as possible. With an exterior that seems to blend with the colors of nature all around it the distinctly contemporary structure seems like a natural extension of the countryside.
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.