It is the parlor level of the townhouse with the kitchen dining and living area that has undergone the most transformation with a stylish staircase in wood and steel at its heart. White is the color of choice for the backdrop with a reclaimed wood floor a tiled kitchen backdrop and exposed ceiling beams ushering in plenty of textural contrast.
Brought in to radically alter the damp and dark interior of this classic home Glen Thomas Architecture turned to a contemporary extension with a distinct 9-meter long glass roof to get the job done.
The central idea behind the design conjured up by KEM STUDIO was to create a relaxing and nature-centric hub that allows the homeowners to leave behind their hectic urban life. It is essentially a house that has the aura of a ‘serene second home’!
Designed by Cheng Franco Arquitectos it is the innovative use of corten steel panels for the upper cantilevered levels that catches your attentions instantly. The steel panels give the holiday home a dynamic colorful and texturally vibrant exterior even as concrete acts as the more stoic counterpart.
A custom wooden kitchen island with gas range and dining space next to it becomes the ‘social zone’ of the interior while a wrought-iron hood above adds even more textural contrast. It is the top level that holds the kids’ sleeping area with a wall of bunk beds master bedroom bathrooms and a long reading desk that stretches along the length of the hallway.
Located on a vast 280 acre farm in the town of Pennsylvania this modern farmhouse blends simplicity of design with comfort energy-efficiency and smart architecture that responds to the specific needs of the site. Passive solar heating and cooling techniques play a major part in shaping the family home as rolling sunshades and screens were used to shape the chic white residence.