Since the couple worked from home incorporating a full-fledged home office that offered privacy and smart functionality was another important part of the home’s design. Built on a tight budget by KEM STUDIO the inviting house uses a white and wood color palette to usher in a sense of harmony even while inviting the outdoors inside.
Think of space-saving interiors we often imagine quirky desks that disappear into the wall Murphy beds that only come out at night and uber-creative shelving which seamlessly blends into the backdrop. But there are times when smart utilization of available square footage is all you need to create a space-savvy home that serves the needs of a modern family.
It is this continuous presence of brick that gives the addition its unique appeal even as the lovely clerestory windows above usher in a hint of modern industrial flair.
It was Architects EAT who decided to give the residence a façade unlike any other with a white aluminum screen that keeps away prying eyes and helps shape a more intimate entrance zone. It also preserves a sense of mystery as one is greeted by a blue front gate lovely grasscrete hanging plants and a serene ambiance.
It is a large wooden volume that holds the expansive and double-height public areas of the house and a white stucco structure behind it that contains the private spaces. Wood plays a major role in shaping the contemporary aesthetics of the house on the outside and inside.
Along with the glass roof a series of floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a revitalized floor plan completely changed the aura of this Welsh family home. Using smart structural analysis unnecessary old load bearing walls and pillars were done away with to create a more open free-flowing interior.