Giving a traditional home a contemporary extension is definitely a popular trend that is catching on across the globe. It is an architectural trend that saves money and resources and allows homeowners to feel far more comfortable living in their existing homes without having to splurge on a complete overhaul.
A versatile building that was designed to make the most of the scenic views of the and to accommodate a family that required four separate yet largely identical apartment units Zambeze is exceptional in more ways than one.
A cool and ingenious ‘glass joint’ connects the old timber structure with the new extension and both buildings seem to retain their individual style and aura even while interacting with one another in a seamless manner.
As is the norm in most contemporary homes it is the ground level that holds the open living area kitchen dining room and the home office while the basement contains the wine room bedroom and other utility areas. The master bedroom and bathroom along with three additional bedrooms sit on the top level and enjoy lovely views of the garden and the landscape beyond.
The residents of had a similar desire to turn their old terrace house that is just five meters wide into a smart modern home filled with lovely little nooks terraces and an inviting outdoor lounge. Dan Gayfer Design accomplished this by completely renovating the house connecting the interior with the small private outdoor living area.
Covered deck spaces and terraces add to this al fresco experience even as the neutral color scheme and elegant décor keep your focus firmly on the larger architectural picture. With the ground floor housing the open living area kitchen dining space study and other public spaces it is the top level that accommodates the adult and kids’ bedrooms.
It is cast-in-place concrete and artisanal bricks that give the interior a modern industrial appeal even as they usher in ample textural beauty. With a wood screen at the front that hides the parking and entrance there is plenty of contrast at every turn.