The new cheerful interior of this aged house reflects the specific aesthetic and lifestyle choices of its owners – Brooklyn-based writer Gayle Forman and her musician-librarian husband.
A contemporary ranch house and a holiday home that is a touch different from others is nestled on a vast 24 acre lot in the coastal region of Peru. Despite the large ranch that surrounds this modern retreat the structure itself is modest and occupies just .
The basic structure of these townhouses was created using concrete and steel with glass being used extensively on the upper levels to bring in a flood of natural light. Moving away from this minimal and almost ‘steely’ visual appeal of the interior it is a wooden volume on the second level of townhouse that holds private spaces.
An exposed brick wall section reclaimed pine cabinets and custom island in the kitchen and the dashing wooden dining table usher in plenty of textural contrast. White and gray shape much of the background with pops of red orange and blue enriching the home.
The deck becomes a part of the living room visual giving it a more expansive vibe. A contemporary kitchen with black island and cabinets adds contrast to the open living in white while sliding glass doors bring in a flood of natural light.
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.