Décor from Waldo’s Designs and a curated collection of artwork bring color to the home even as the gorgeous green outdoors become a part of the interior. Natural textures are coupled with a sense of sophistication with a series of glass walls and doors ushering in a flood of natural light. Spacious living zones and interactive family spaces cap off what is a sensible and brilliant transformation that draws inspiration from both local architecture and the residence’s unique past.
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.
The dashing home is essentially a window into two different natural ecosystems and its designers Benjamin Garcia Saxe did their best in trying to create a breezy residence that invites in both of these lovely backdrops.
Features such as the stone walls in the kitchen and the bathroom and the striking ‘sabina beams’ have been carefully preserved while the newly added gorgeous window frames along with the concrete and white chalk-plastered stone walls aim to recreate the magic of the past. It is this fusion that gives the modest retreat its exceptional character and transports you back in time to a simpler period.
The kitchen island itself moves away from the mundane with its unique design and the breakfast bar offers further opportunity for the entire family to come together each morning. The living area kitchen and dining area are connected with the closed rear yard / outdoor living zone that features plush seating.
Much of the original silhouette of the house was retained and given a modern upgrade with the reflecting pond a fabulous bridge and the brise soleil creating a stunning entrance. This image of tranquility is further enhanced as artificial lighting takes over after sunset with the illumination fashioning an atmosphere of inviting warmth.
The idea behind the extension was to enlarge the living space and alter the existing floor plan of the house and to move the dining area and family room into the new structure. Concrete and glass were the materials used to shape this seemingly minimal and polished new addition with the sliding glass doors and large floor-to-ceiling windows inviting the landscape indoors.